Shark Publications

Published results of shark research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have brought global attention to significant declines in shark populations due to overfishing, and led to the first U.S. management plan for sharks, in 1993. VIMS research results continue to increase our basic understanding of shark biology and ecology, and to inform stock assessments and fishery management plans at federal and state levels.

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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. Peterson, C.D., et al., Preliminary recovery of coastal sharks in the south-east United States. Fish and Fisheries, 2017. Early Access:
  2. Marcek, B.J. and J.E. Graves, An Estimate of Postrelease Mortality of School-Size Bluefin Tuna in the U.S. Recreational Troll Fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 2014. 34(3): p. 602-608.
  3. Kalinoski, M., et al., Spectral sensitivity, luminous sensitivity, and temporal resolution of the visual systems in three sympatric temperate coastal shark species. Journal of Comparative Physiology a-Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 2014. 200(12): p. 997-1013.
  4. Dulvy, N.K., et al., Extinction risk and conservation of the world's sharks and rays. Elife, 2014. 3. ARTN e00590
  5. Cotton, C.F., et al., Assessment of radiometric dating for age validation of deep-water dogfish (Order: Squaliformes) finspines. Fisheries Research, 2014. 151: p. 107-113.

Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to sharks.