{"title":"Project Manta - UQ eSpace","link":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/","description":"The University of Queensland","language":"en","generator":"Fez ","rows":"50","pager_row":{},"item":[{"title":"Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in the branchial plate and muscle tissue of mobulid rays, and their implications for public health and conservation","pid":"UQ:344350","citation":"Ooi, Michelle S. M.<\/a>, Townsend, Kathy A.<\/a>, Bennett, Michael B.<\/a>, Richardson, Anthony J.<\/a>, Fernando, Daniel<\/a>, Villa, Cesar A.<\/a> and Gaus, Caroline<\/a> (2015<\/span>) Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in the branchial plate and muscle tissue of mobulid rays, and their implications for public health and conservation<\/a>. Marine Pollution Bulletin<\/span><\/i>, 94<\/span><\/i> 1-2<\/span>: 251<\/span>-259<\/span>. doi:10.1016\/j.marpolbul.2015.02.005<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:344350","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2014-11-03T09:28:15Z","updated_date":"2016-02-29T16:12:49Z","publication_date":"2015-05-15T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":"Mobulid rays are targeted in fisheries for their branchial plates, for use in Chinese medicine. Branchial plate and muscle tissue from <em>Mobula japanica<\/em> were collected from fish markets in Sri Lanka, and muscle tissue biopsies from <em>Manta alfredi<\/em> in Australia. These were analysed for arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury and compared to maximum levels (MLs) set by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), European Commission (EC) and Codex Alimentarius Commission. The estimated intake for a vulnerable human age group was compared to minimal risk levels set by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The mean inorganic arsenic concentration in <em>M. japanica<\/em> muscle was equivalent to the FSANZ ML while cadmium exceeded the EC ML. The mean concentration of lead in <em>M. alfredi<\/em> muscle tissue exceeded EC and Codex MLs. There were significant positive linear correlations between branchial plate and muscle tissue concentrations for arsenic, cadmium and lead.","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000355357400037"},"issns":{"issn":["0025-326X","1879-3363"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Marine Pollution Bulletin"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"date_availables":{"date_available":"2015-01-01T00:00:00Z"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"94"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"1-2"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"259"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"251"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"London, United Kingdom"},"authors":{"author":["Ooi, Michelle S. M.","Townsend, Kathy A.","Bennett, Michael B.","Richardson, Anthony J.","Fernando, Daniel","Villa, Cesar A.","Gaus, Caroline"]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["1832610","8564","154","3650","0","87631","1335"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:7551","UQ:3840","UQ:3805","UQ:161065","UQ:3823","UQ:343251","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Mobula japanica","Manta alfredi","As","Cd","Pb","Hg"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Elsevier"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84929269062"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"}},{"title":"Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia: offshore excursions, deep diving and eddy affinity revealed by satellite telemetry","pid":"UQ:343460","citation":"Jaine, F. R. A.<\/a>, Rohner, C. A.<\/a>, Weeks, S. J.<\/a>, Couturier, L. I. E.<\/a>, Bennett, M. B.<\/a>, Townsend, K. A.<\/a> and Richardson, A. J.<\/a> (2014<\/span>) Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia: offshore excursions, deep diving and eddy affinity revealed by satellite telemetry<\/a>. Marine Ecology Progress Series<\/span><\/i>, 510<\/span><\/i> 73<\/span>-86<\/span>. doi:10.3354\/meps10910<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:343460","description":"Manta rays (Manta spp.) are plankton-feeding elasmobranchs classified as vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species. Despite increasing public and scientific interest in manta rays, major knowledge gaps concerning their movement ecology and dispersal capabilities remain. Here, we used pop-off satellite-linked archival transmitting tags to examine the horizontal movements and habitat use patterns of reef manta rays (M. alfredi) departing Lady Elliot Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Tagged individuals moved across a latitudinal range of 1035 km, travelling up to 2441 km in 118 d, diving down to 294.5 m and venturing up to 155 km off the continental shelf. Using random walk simulations, we showed that manta rays spent significantly more time in an offshore region characterised by the mesoscale cyclonic Capricorn Eddy than would be expected by chance. A behaviour-switching state-space model suggested this area to be an important foraging ground for M. alfredi off eastern Australia. We document the movements of 1 individual using offshore waters between 2 known aggregation regions off eastern Australia. Reef manta rays thus not only occupy inshore continental shelf and shelf-edge waters but also use offshore environments to exploit productive hotspots and travel long distances. Our findings highlight the need to better understand their movement ecology for effective management.","genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2014-10-26T00:30:59Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:42:01Z","publication_date":"2014-09-09T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":{},"isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000342457800007"},"issns":{"issn":["0171-8630","1616-1599"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Marine Ecology Progress Series"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"date_availables":{"date_available":"2014-01-01T00:00:00Z"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"510"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"86"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"73"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Oldendorf, Germany"},"authors":{"author":["Jaine, F. R. A.","Rohner, C. A.","Weeks, S. J.","Couturier, L. I. E.","Bennett, M. B.","Townsend, K. A.","Richardson, A. J."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["74466","13566","3354","73815","154","8564","3650"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:3805","UQ:3823","UQ:161208","UQ:12332","UQ:161065","UQ:320785","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Eddy","East Australian Current","Manta alfredi","Movements","Oceanography","Random walk","Satellite tracking","State-space analysis"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Inter-Research"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84907062600"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"}},{"title":"Population dynamics of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi in eastern Australia","pid":"UQ:331050","citation":"Couturier, L. I. E.<\/a>, Dudgeon, C. L.<\/a>, Pollock, K. H.<\/a>, Jaine, F. R. A.<\/a>, Bennett, M. B.<\/a>, Townsend, K. A.<\/a>, Weeks, S. J.<\/a> and Richardson, A. J.<\/a> (2014<\/span>) Population dynamics of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi in eastern Australia<\/a>. Coral Reefs<\/span><\/i>, 33<\/span><\/i> 2<\/span>: 329<\/span>-342<\/span>. doi:10.1007\/s00338-014-1126-5<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:331050","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2014-05-26T09:10:20Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:40:20Z","publication_date":"2014-06-01T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":"Population dynamics of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi<\/em> in eastern Australia","formatted_abstract":"&nbsp;The reef manta ray <em>Manta alfredi <\/em>aggregates at several sites along the east coast of Australia. Photographic identification and mark&ndash;recapture methods were used to report on the site affinity, size and structure of this population of <em>M. alfredi<\/em>. A total of 716 individuals were identified in 1982&ndash;2012, including 636 at Lady Elliot Island (LEI), southern Great Barrier Reef. Over 60 % of individuals identified were resighted at least once during the study period. Multiple resightings within and among years imply a high degree of site affinity by individuals to aggregation sites. One individual was sighted 11 times at LEI over a 30-yr period. The sex ratio of this population was significantly biased towards females (1.2:1 female-to-male ratio), and females were more commonly resighted than males. Robust design population models were used to estimate the population size of the winter aggregation at LEI over a 4-yr period. The models estimated up to 456 (95 % CI 399&ndash;535) <em>M. alfredi <\/em>individuals in the population within one winter season and a high annual apparent survival. This study demonstrated that waters around LEI form a key aggregation site for a large portion of the <em>M. alfredi <\/em>population in east Australian waters.","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000336219900006"},"issns":{"issn":["0722-4028","1432-0975"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Coral Reefs"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"date_availables":{"date_available":"2014-01-01T00:00:00Z"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"33"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"2"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"342"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"329"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Heidelberg, Germany"},"authors":{"author":["Couturier, L. I. E.","Dudgeon, C. L.","Pollock, K. H.","Jaine, F. R. A.","Bennett, M. B.","Townsend, K. A.","Weeks, S. J.","Richardson, A. J."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["73815","10468","0","74466","154","8564","3354","3650"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:161208","UQ:3823","UQ:3840","UQ:161065","UQ:320785","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Program MARK","Photographic identification","Aggregation","Abundance","Survival","Site affinity"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Springer"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84900814390"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"}},{"title":"Mystery of giant rays off the Gaza strip solved","pid":"UQ:313773","citation":"Couturier, Lydie I. E.<\/a>, Bennett, Michael B.<\/a> and Richardson, Anthony J.<\/a> (2013<\/span>) Mystery of giant rays off the Gaza strip solved<\/a>. Oryx<\/span><\/i>, 47<\/span><\/i> 4<\/span>: 480<\/span>-480<\/span>. doi:10.1017\/S0030605313000793<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:313773","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2013-11-10T00:04:39Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:42:46Z","publication_date":"2013-10-01T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":{},"isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000324930600004"},"issns":{"issn":["0030-6053","1365-3008"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Oryx"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"date_availables":{"date_available":"2013-01-01T00:00:00Z"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"47"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"4"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"480"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"480"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Cambridge, United Kingdom"},"authors":{"author":["Couturier, Lydie I. E.","Bennett, Michael B.","Richardson, Anthony J."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["73815","154","3650"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:3823","UQ:161065","UQ:380877"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Cambridge University Press"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"},"datastream_links":{"datastream_link":["https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/eserv.php?pid=UQ:313773&dsID=UQ313773OA.pdf","https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/eserv.php?pid=UQ:313773&dsID=presmd_UQ313773OA.xml"]},"datastreams":{"datastream":["UQ313773OA.pdf","presmd_UQ313773OA.xml"]}},{"title":"Trends in sightings and environmental influences on a coastal aggregation of manta rays and whale sharks","pid":"UQ:304057","citation":"Rohner, C. A.<\/a>, Pierce, S. J.<\/a>, Marshall, A. D.<\/a>, Weeks, S. J.<\/a>, Bennett, M. B.<\/a> and Richardson, A. J.<\/a> (2013<\/span>) Trends in sightings and environmental influences on a coastal aggregation of manta rays and whale sharks<\/a>. Marine Ecology Progress Series<\/span><\/i>, 482<\/span><\/i> 153<\/span>-168<\/span>. doi:10.3354\/meps10290<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:304057","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2013-06-30T00:03:00Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:43:59Z","publication_date":"2013-05-22T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":"Sightings of planktivorous elasmobranchs at their coastal aggregation sites are often linked to biological, environmental and temporal variables. Many large planktivorous elasmobranchs are also globally threatened species, so it is necessary to try and separate population trends from environmentally driven, short-term fluctuations. We investigated the influence of environmental variables on sightings of 3 species of planktivorous elasmobranchs off Praia do Tofo, Mozambique: the reef manta ray <em>Manta alfredi<\/em>, giant manta ray <em>M. birostris <\/em>and whale shark <em>Rhincodon typus<\/em>. We used 8- (2003 to 2011) and 6-yr (2005 to 2011) logbook data for manta rays and whale sharks, respectively, and constructed a generalised linear model with animal sightings as the response. Predictors included temporal (year, month, time of day), biological (plankton categories), oceanographic (water temperature, time from high tide, current direction and strength and wave height) and celestial (moon illumination) indices. These predictors best fitted reef manta ray sightings, a coastal species with high residency, but less so for the wider-ranging giant manta rays and whale sharks. We found a significant decline in the standardised sightings time series for the reef manta ray (88%) and whale shark (79%), but not for the giant manta ray. <br \/>","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000319337100013"},"issns":{"issn":["0171-8630","1616-1599"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Marine Ecology Progress Series"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"date_availables":{"date_available":"2013-01-01T00:00:00Z"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"482"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"168"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"153"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Oldendorf, Germany"},"authors":{"author":["Rohner, C. A.","Pierce, S. J.","Marshall, A. D.","Weeks, S. J.","Bennett, M. B.","Richardson, A. J."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["7969","0","0","3354","154","3650"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:161208","UQ:3823","UQ:161065","UQ:3923","UQ:3805","UQ:283553","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["GLM","Generalised linear model","Decline","Population trend","Seasonality","Environmental variability","Manta alfredi","Manta birostris","Rhincodon typus","North pacific-ocean","Remote-sensing data","Worlds largest fish","Rhincodon-typus","Ningaloo Reef","Western-australia","Satellite tracking","Mozambique Channel","Indian-ocean","Cetorhinus-maximus"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Inter-Research"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84878359999"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"},"notess":{"notes":"Online publication date: May 22, 2013"}},{"title":"Development and characterization of ten microsatellite loci for the reef manta ray Manta alfredi","pid":"UQ:286228","citation":"Kashiwagi, Tom<\/a>, Broderick, Damien<\/a>, Lance, Stacey L.<\/a>, Bennett, Michael B.<\/a> and Ovenden, Jennifer R.<\/a> (2012<\/span>) Development and characterization of ten microsatellite loci for the reef manta ray Manta alfredi<\/a>. Conservation Genetics Resources<\/span><\/i>, 4<\/span><\/i> 4<\/span>: 1055<\/span>-1058<\/span>. doi:10.1007\/s12686-012-9705-7<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:286228","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2012-11-25T00:18:54Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:45:36Z","publication_date":"2012-12-01T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":"We isolated and characterised ten microsatellite loci from the reef manta ray, Manta alfredi. Loci were screened for 60 individuals from Japan. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 10 and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0. 033 to 0. 867. Cross-species amplification was successful in the sister species M. birostris (9\/10 loci) and other mobulids, Mobula japanica (7\/10), M. thurstoni (8\/10) and M. tarapacana (5\/10). These loci provide new tools for assessing population genetic structuring and genetic monitoring","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000310027200054"},"issns":{"issn":["1877-7252","1877-7260"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Conservation Genetics Resources"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"4"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"4"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"1058"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"1055"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Dordrecht, Netherlands"},"authors":{"author":["Kashiwagi, Tom","Broderick, Damien","Lance, Stacey L.","Bennett, Michael B.","Ovenden, Jennifer R."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["6513","1773946","0","154","1330"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:3823","UQ:247259","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Manta alfredi","Manta birostris","Mobula japanica","Mobula thurstoni","Mobula tarapacana"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Springer"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84867588351"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"}},{"title":"When Giants Turn Up: Sighting Trends, Environmental Influences and Habitat Use of the Manta Ray Manta alfredi at a Coral Reef","pid":"UQ:284915","citation":"Jaine, Fabrice R. A.<\/a>, Couturier, Lydie I. E.<\/a>, Weeks, Scarla J.<\/a>, Townsend, Kathy A.<\/a>, Bennett, Michael B.<\/a>, Fiora, Kym<\/a> and Richardson, Anthony J.<\/a> (2012<\/span>) When Giants Turn Up: Sighting Trends, Environmental Influences and Habitat Use of the Manta Ray Manta alfredi at a Coral Reef<\/a>. PLoS One<\/span><\/i>, 7<\/span><\/i> 10 Article No.e46170<\/span>: . doi:10.1371\/journal.pone.0046170<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:284915","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2012-11-15T11:08:10Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:47:05Z","publication_date":"2012-10-01T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":"Manta rays Manta alfredi are present all year round at Lady Elliot Island (LEI) in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with peaks in abundance during autumn and winter. Drivers influencing these fluctuations in abundance of M. alfredi at the site remain uncertain. Based on daily count, behavioural, weather and oceanographic data collected over a three-year period, this study examined the link between the relative number of sightings of manta rays at LEI, the biophysical environment, and the habitat use of individuals around the LEI reef using generalised additive models. The response variable in each of the three generalised additive models was number of sightings (per trip at sea) of cruising, cleaning or foraging M. alfredi. We used a set of eleven temporal, meteorological, biological, oceanographic and lunar predictor<br \/>variables. Results for cruising, cleaning and foraging M. alfredi explained 27.5%, 32.8% and 36.3% of the deviance observed in the respective models and highlighted five predictors (year, day of year, wind speed, chlorophyll-a concentration and<br \/>fraction of moon illuminated) as common influences to the three models. There were more manta rays at LEI in autumn and winter, slower wind speeds, higher productivity, and around the new and full moon. The winter peak in sightings of foraging M. alfredi was found to precede peaks in cleaning and cruising activity around the LEI reef, which suggests that enhanced food availability may be a principal driver for this seasonal aggregation. A spatial analysis of behavioural observations highlighted several sites around the LEI reef as &lsquo;multi-purpose&rsquo; areas where cleaning and foraging activities commonly occur, while the southern end of the reef is primarily a foraging area. The use of extensive citizen science datasets, such as those collected by dive operators in this study, is encouraged as they can provide valuable insights into a species&rsquo; ecology.","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000309454000022"},"issns":{"issn":"1932-6203"},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"PLoS One"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"7"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"10 Article No.e46170"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"San Francisco, CA United States"},"authors":{"author":["Jaine, Fabrice R. A.","Couturier, Lydie I. E.","Weeks, Scarla J.","Townsend, Kathy A.","Bennett, Michael B.","Fiora, Kym","Richardson, Anthony J."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["74466","73815","3354","8564","154","0","3650"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:161208","UQ:3805","UQ:161065","UQ:3823","UQ:247259","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Great Barrier-Reef","Climate Change","Northeast Atlantic","Western Australia","Longline Fishery"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Public Library of Science"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84867095339"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"}},{"title":"The genetic signature of recent speciation in manta rays (Manta alfredi and M. birostris)","pid":"UQ:274567","citation":"Kashiwagi, Tom<\/a>, Marshall, Andrea D.<\/a>, Bennett, Michael B.<\/a> and Ovenden, Jennifer R.<\/a> (2012<\/span>) The genetic signature of recent speciation in manta rays (Manta alfredi and M. birostris)<\/a>. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution<\/span><\/i>, 64<\/span><\/i> 1<\/span>: 212<\/span>-218<\/span>. doi:10.1016\/j.ympev.2012.03.020<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:274567","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2012-05-22T15:43:42Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:46:13Z","publication_date":"2012-07-01T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":"The genetic signature of recent speciation in manta rays (Manta alfredi <\/em>and M. birostris<\/em>)
","formatted_abstract":"Manta rays have been taxonomically revised as two species, <em>Manta alfredi <\/em>and <em>M. birostris<\/em>, on the basis of morphological and meristic data, yet the two species occur in extensive mosaic sympatry. We analysed the genetic signatures of the species boundary using a portion of the nuclear RAG1 (681 base pairs), mitochondrial CO1 (574. bp) and ND5 genes (1188. bp). The assay with CO1 sequences, widely used in DNA barcoding, failed to distinguish the two species. The two species were clearly distinguishable, however, with no shared RAG1 or ND5 haplotypes. The species were reciprocally monophyletic for RAG1, but paraphyletic for ND5 sequences. Qualitative evidence and statistical inferences using the 'Isolation-with-Migration models' indicated that these results were better explained with post-divergence gene flow in the recent past rather than incomplete lineage sorting with zero gene flow since speciation. An estimate of divergence time was less than 0.5. Ma with an upper confidence limit of within 1. Ma. Recent speciation of highly mobile species in the marine environment is of great interest, as it suggests that speciation may have occurred in the absence of long-term physical barriers to gene flow. We propose that the ecologically driven forces such as habitat choice played a significant role in speciation in manta rays.<br \/>","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000305035600019"},"issns":{"issn":["1055-7903","1095-9513"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"64"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"1"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"218"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"212"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Maryland Heights, MO, United States"},"authors":{"author":["Kashiwagi, Tom","Marshall, Andrea D.","Bennett, Michael B.","Ovenden, Jennifer R."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["6513","7075","154","1330"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:3823","UQ:247259","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Habitat choice","Hybridization","Lineage sorting","Mosaic sympatry","Pleistocene","Speciation"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Academic Press"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84860552697"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"},"notess":{"notes":"Available online 5 April 2012."}},{"title":"Biology, ecology and conservation of the Mobulidae","pid":"UQ:273960","citation":"
Couturier, L. I. E.<\/a>, Marshall, A. D.<\/a>, Jaine, F. R. A.<\/a>, Kashiwagi, T.<\/a>, Pierce, S. J.<\/a>, Townsend, K. A.<\/a>, Weeks, S. J.<\/a>, Bennett, M. B.<\/a> and Richardson, A. J.<\/a> (2012<\/span>) Biology, ecology and conservation of the Mobulidae<\/a>. Journal of Fish Biology<\/span><\/i>, 80<\/span><\/i> 5<\/span>: 1075<\/span>-1119<\/span>. doi:10.1111\/j.1095-8649.2012.03264.x<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:273960","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2012-05-14T21:27:43Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:44:43Z","publication_date":"2012-04-01T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":{},"formatted_abstract":"The Mobulidae are zooplanktivorous elasmobranchs comprising two recognized species of manta rays (<i>Manta<\/i> spp.) and nine recognized species of devil rays (<i>Mobula<\/i> spp.). They are found circumglobally in tropical, subtropical and temperate coastal waters. Although mobulids have been recorded for over 400 years, critical knowledge gaps still compromise the ability to assess the status of these species. On the basis of a review of 263 publications, a comparative synthesis of the biology and ecology of mobulids was conducted to examine their evolution, taxonomy, distribution, population trends, movements and aggregation, reproduction, growth and longevity, feeding, natural mortality and direct and indirect anthropogenic threats. There has been a marked increase in the number of published studies on mobulids since c. 1990, particularly for the genus<i> Manta<\/i>, although the genus <i>Mobula <\/i>remains poorly understood. Mobulid species have many common biological characteristics although their ecologies appear to be species-specific, and sometimes region-specific. Movement studies suggest that mobulids are highly mobile and have the potential to rapidly travel large distances. Fishing pressure is the major threat to many mobulid populations, with current levels of exploitation in target fisheries unlikely to be sustainable. Advances in the fields of population genetics, acoustic and satellite tracking, and stable-isotope and fatty-acid analyses will provide new insights into the biology and ecology of these species. Future research should focus on the uncertain taxonomy of mobulid species, the degree of overlap between their large-scale movement and human activities such as fisheries and pollution, and the need for management of inter-jurisdictional fisheries in developing nations to ensure their long-term sustainability. Closer collaboration among researchers worldwide is necessary to ensure standardized sampling and modelling methodologies to underpin global population estimates and status.","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000302722800009"},"issns":{"issn":["0022-1112","1095-8649"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Journal of Fish Biology"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"80"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"5"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"1119"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"1075"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Oxford, United Kingdom"},"authors":{"author":["Couturier, L. I. E.","Marshall, A. D.","Jaine, F. R. A.","Kashiwagi, T.","Pierce, S. J.","Townsend, K. A.","Weeks, S. J.","Bennett, M. B.","Richardson, A. J."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["73815","0","74466","6513","0","8564","3354","154","3650"]},"contributors":{"contributor":["W. T. White","S. J. M. Blaber","J. F. Craig"]},"contributor_ids":{"contributor_id":["0","0","0"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:3823","UQ:3805","UQ:161208","UQ:247259","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["By-catch","Distribution","Elasmobranch","Fisheries"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"Wiley-Blackwell Publishing"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-84859742674"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"},"notess":{"notes":"Special Issue: The Current Status of Elasmobranchs: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation"}},{"title":"Distribution, site affinity and regional movements of the manta ray, Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868), along the east coast of Australia","pid":"UQ:228839","citation":"Couturier, Lydie I. E.<\/a>, Jaine, Fabrice R. A.<\/a>, Townsend, Kathy A.<\/a>, Weeks, Scarla J.<\/a>, Richardson, Anthony J.<\/a> and Bennett, Michael B.<\/a> (2011<\/span>) Distribution, site affinity and regional movements of the manta ray, Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868), along the east coast of Australia<\/a>. Marine and Freshwater Research<\/span><\/i>, 62<\/span><\/i> 6<\/span>: 628<\/span>-637<\/span>. doi:10.1071\/MF10148<\/span>","identifier":"https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/view\/UQ:228839","description":{},"genre":"Journal Article","created_date":"2011-02-10T17:13:21Z","updated_date":"2016-03-01T09:47:47Z","publication_date":"2011-06-24T00:00:00Z","formatted_title":"Distribution, site affinity and regional movements of the manta ray, Manta alfredi <\/i>(Krefft, 1868), along the east coast of Australia
","formatted_abstract":"Despite the increasing tourism interest worldwide for the manta ray, <i>Manta alfredi<\/i>, very little is known about its biology and ecology. Knowledge of its distribution and movement patterns is important for conservation purposes. The aim of this paper is to describe the distribution, site visitation and movements of <i>M. alfredi<\/i> along the east coast of Australia. Photographic identification techniques were used to identify individual manta rays at three study sites: Lady Elliot Island, North Stradbroke Island and Byron Bay. Of 388 <i>M. alfredi <\/i>identified at Lady Elliot Island, 187 individuals (48%) were subsequently re-identified at least once at the same site. In total, 31 individuals were identified at both Lady Elliot Island and North Stradbroke Island (c. 380 km to the south) and 4 at both Lady Elliot Island and Byron Bay (c. 500km to the south). <i>Manta alfredi<\/i> was present all year around at Lady Elliot Island, although in higher numbers in winter, and was mainly observed at North Stradbroke Island and Byron Bay from mid-spring to mid-autumn. This is the first report of seasonal movements and site affinity for <i>M. alfredi<\/i> in eastern Australian waters, and emphasises the value of photographic identification for monitoring the occurrence of individuals. <br \/>&copy; <i>CSIRO 2010<\/i><br \/>","isi_locs":{"isi_loc":"000291995600013"},"issns":{"issn":["1323-1650","1448-6059"]},"journal_names":{"journal_name":"Marine and Freshwater Research"},"languages":{"language":"eng"},"volume_numbers":{"volume_number":"62"},"issue_numbers":{"issue_number":"6"},"end_pages":{"end_page":"637"},"start_pages":{"start_page":"628"},"place_of_publications":{"place_of_publication":"Collingwood, Vic., Australia"},"authors":{"author":["Couturier, Lydie I. E.","Jaine, Fabrice R. A.","Townsend, Kathy A.","Weeks, Scarla J.","Richardson, Anthony J.","Bennett, Michael B."]},"author_ids":{"author_id":["73815","74466","8564","3354","3650","154"]},"isMemberOfs":{"isMemberOf":["UQ:161065","UQ:3823","UQ:161208","UQ:3805","UQ:195152","UQ:240423","UQ:380877"]},"keywords":{"keyword":["Elasmobranch","Migration","Photographic identification","Seasonality"]},"publishers":{"publisher":"CSIRO Publishing"},"scopus_ids":{"scopus_id":"2-s2.0-79959774623"},"refereeds":{"refereed":"1"},"datastream_links":{"datastream_link":["https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/eserv.php?pid=UQ:228839&dsID=UQ228839_fulltext_other.pdf","https:\/\/espace.library.uq.edu.au\/eserv.php?pid=UQ:228839&dsID=presmd_UQ228839_fulltext_other.xml"]},"datastreams":{"datastream":["UQ228839_fulltext_other.pdf","presmd_UQ228839_fulltext_other.xml"]}}]}