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Increased Abundance and Nursery Habitat Use of the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Response to a Changing Environment in a Warm-Temperate Estuary

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, April 2018
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Title
Increased Abundance and Nursery Habitat Use of the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Response to a Changing Environment in a Warm-Temperate Estuary
Published in
Scientific Reports, April 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-24510-z
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Charles W. Bangley, Lee Paramore, David S. Shiffman, Roger A. Rulifson

Abstract

A general northward shift in marine species distributions has been observed in the western North Atlantic Ocean, which may have significant ecological consequences. Large coastal sharks can have wide migratory distributions but show fidelity to specific nursery habitats. Here we show evidence for nursery range expansion into Pamlico Sound, North Carolina by a marine apex predator, the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Previous assessments have shown little to no use of estuarine North Carolina waters as nursery habitat by Bull Sharks from 1965-2011. Juvenile sharks were rarely captured in a fishery-independent gillnet survey conducted by the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) from 2003-2011, but were present every year from 2011-2016. Juvenile Bull Shark presence in the Sound was strongly related to early summer temperatures and late summer salinities, which have increased in the estuary over the 13 survey years, and further evidence for increasing water temperatures in Pamlico Sound was found in a 45-year data set for the NCDMF estuarine trawl survey. These results suggest that increasing water temperature and salinity have allowed Bull Sharks to expand their nursery habitat. This shift will have unknown, but potentially strong, impacts on both the local ecosystem and interactions with humans.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 73 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Researcher 11 15%
Unspecified 8 11%
Other 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 52%
Unspecified 17 23%
Environmental Science 11 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 3%
Other 3 4%

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