Observations on the biology and ecology of the blue shark in the North-east Atlantic

A. C. Henderson, K. Flannery, J. Dunne

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Abstract

Of 159 blue sharks Prionace glauca examined (59% female, 41% male) from oceanic waters SW of Britain and Ireland, all but two males were immature. Size-at-age and growth rate were similar to previous studies in the North Atlantic, while stomach contents included cephalopods, fish, cetaceans, and to a lesser degree, birds and crustaceans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1358
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atlantic
  • Diet
  • Growth
  • Maturity
  • Prionace glauca

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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