Sharks easily Adapt. Size, Age & Growth At the same time, the Indian Ocean had the worst performance values (around 0.50–0.60) for both by-catch species in comparison with the Atlantic (0.7/0.8) and Pacific Oceans (0.65/0.75). (2007), the Indian Ocean has been warming in the last years except for an area located at the latitude 12°S along the South Equatorial Current. Present response curves (sea surface temperature, salinity, depth, and primary production) for Carcharhinus falciformis in the Indian (first column), Atlantic (second column), and Eastern Pacific Ocean (third column). Fish. doi: 10.1890/07-2153.1. This is contribution 759 from AZTI Marine Research Division. Gland: The World Conservation Union. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. A. Global warming could increase the evaporation and, therefore, the rainfall with a consequent increase in the flow of the rivers, providing nutrients to feed plankton in the coastal areas (Justic et al., 1998). Biodivers. Ocean-scale prediction of whale shark distribution. (2010). Our results suggest that climate change will affect the distribution of these species depending on the oceanographic conditions of each Ocean. Dagorn, L., Holland, K. N., Restrepo, V., and Moreno, G. (2013). In the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, under the climate change scenario used, 15.7% of the present habitat was predicted to change in the future. Maximum length for this species is 3.3 m (10 ft). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The silky shark is often found over deepwater reefs and near insular slopes. The percentage of habitat suitability that could disappear, or persist for each species is a good way to assess the potential impact of climate change at a regional scale (Thuiller, 2004). They are the most common sharks of the “Pelagic Zone” which are continental shelves with depths of 500 meters or more (1,640ft). Although it has behaved aggressively towards divers, attacks are rare, as few humans enter its oceanic habitat. Silky shark population should be considered more cautiously since this is a vulnerable species less resilient to climate change than small body-size organisms (Lefort et al., 2015). doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2003.07.007, Gregg, W. W., Conkright, M. E., Ginoux, P., O'reilly, J. E., and Casey, N. W. (2003). It is one of the most common shark species of the open ocean, but due to overfishing its status is now vulnerable. The statistics are a direct continuation of the thought of the previous sentence, which is the decline of silky shark populations. These sharks are not shy and will attack if provoked. (2015) and Torres-Irineo et al. Signature of ocean warming in global fisheries catch. J. Ecosyst. Ecol. Discards in the World's Marine Fisheries: An Update. We obtained reasonable accurate values using MaxEnt species distribution model, as Peavey (2010) and Sequeira et al. In this study, we show that species distribution habitats for common and threatened by-catch species can be modeled using MaxEnt species distribution model, even with a limited set of environmental variables. Mar. It is one of the most abundant sharks and can be found in tropical waters around the world. In that sense, the presence data of our sampling provides new information about the distribution of the two species. Kaschner, K., Ready, J., Agbayani, E., Rius, J., Kesner-Reyes, K., Eastwood, P., et al. (2002). Spatial Inference and Prediction. However, the correct selection of pseudo-absence data directly affects the accuracy of model prediction. Thus, there is still a need to develop SDM for other by-catch species and/or habitats of interest for these species (e.g., upwelling areas, seamounts, coastal areas) to investigate their spatial distributions and to assess the effects that fishing and climate change may have on those populations. The gained areas were mostly located in the south (mostly around 12°S) while the lost areas were located near the Somali coast, the central part of the study area and the south of India. Evol. doi: 10.1023/A:1016666108540. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service. As with other sharks, the silky shark is vulnerable to over-fishing due to its long gestation period, low number of offspring and slow growth rate. We addressed this drawback by randomly generating pseudo-absences (Senay et al., 2013) and running five times the prediction to account for the robustness of the models. 13, 1–14. Silky time often caught in fishing nets because their hunting behavior. In the Pacific this species is sometimes known as the ‘net-eater shark’. doi: 10.1051/alr/2011003. Tunas and their environment in the Pacific Ocean: a review. Uncertainties in projecting climate-change impacts in marine ecosystems. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071218, Sequeira, A., Mellin, C., Rowat, D., Meekan, M. G., and Bradshaw, C. J. 24, 2647–2671. (2014) showed that higher numbers of species were found close to coastal upwelling areas in the Indian Ocean associated to the monsoon system and with the equatorial counter-current in the Atlantic Ocean. shifting poleward in the North Atlantic? Typically, it ranges from the surface down to at least 500 meters (1,550 ft) but has been caught over water as deep as 4000 meters (12,400 ft). doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv231. Models detected a significant relationship between seasonal upwelling events, mesoscale features and silky shark presence and suggested strong interaction between productive systems and the spatial–temporal distribution of the species. Silky sharks occupy the same habitat as some marketable tuna species, thus leading to high risks of bycatch by fisheries. As we know that the model with presences and absences performs better than the only-presence models, we decided to generated and include the pseudo-absences to evaluate the models. The host shark is also kept clean of irritating parasites that could adversely affect its health. The proposed rule would also increase flexibility for accidental retention of silky shark on purse seine vessels. 5578). Potential habitat of species fished in different fisheries could provide important information about species distribution range in the open sea and useful for spatially structured management plans. Tuna (little tunny and yellowfin), albacore, mullet, mackerel, porcupine fish, squid, nautiluses, and various crabs have all been found in the stomachs silky sharks. Tuna fishers are not too keen on the sharks for the damage they make on nets and catches. Nguyen, T. V. (2012). The shark has been found at a depth of 1,640 ft [500 m], but it also occurs inshore at the surface and in areas where the water is only 18 inches [45 cm] deep. Habitat: deep-water reefs, open sea, and occasionally inshore Location: tropical seas Size: range between 6-9 feet long Description: Silky sharks are long slim sharks that are known to be swift and bold with their movements.They have smooth skin and relatively large eyes. In the Eastern Pacific Ocean, a significant gain of habitat suitability for both by-catch species as a consequence of the increase in primary productivity around Central America is expected by the end of the century. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0231, PubMed Abstract | CrossRef Full Text | Google Scholar, Castro, J. J., Santiago, J. The first dorsal fin is uniformly coloured. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Deep Sea Res. Sci. (2014). Vulnerability to climate change of marine and coastal fisheries in México. In this study, changes in species distribution as a consequence of climate change were predominant around the equatorial band and in some cases, around upwelling systems [Panama in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Benguela in the Atlantic Ocean (in a lesser extent)] where fisheries are quite significant. In the case of C. maculata, the habitat distribution published by Froese and Pauly (2014) only frames the coastal areas, which results in different distribution ranges and future projections compared with our work. 30:1809. doi: 10.1029/2003GL016889. 100, 683–689. The influence of fishing pressure and climate change on marine ecosystems and more particularly on species distribution has become a general concern (Jones et al., 2013). Seasonal Climatologies and Variability of Eastern Tropical Pacific Surface Waters. However, they are an important source of data to identify suitable habitats to be used in conservation biology field (Franklin and Miller, 2009). 9. Aquat. Mar. Silky shark is found in a number of habitats, including along the continental shelf and open ocean. GBIF network ~ OBIS distribution map ~ AquaMaps Silky sharks inhabit the continental and insular (island) shelves and slopes, deep water reefs, and the open sea. Denticles are small, tightly packed and over-lapping giving the hide a smooth or “silky” texture, hence the common name. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Resour. The gained and lost areas were detected in similar areas as for silky sharks. In the Caribbean it is sometimes fished, primarily by longline, but is not a common catch. The silky shark also has a more rounded and swept back first dorsal fin. Latin name Carcharhinus falciformis Maximum size in cm 330 Colour Deep, metallic bronze-gray above and white below. Results showed some areas which can be suitable for these species independent of the area of fishing effort. Estuar. Amandè, M., Chassot, E., Chavance, P., and Planet, R. (2008). Spatial and body-size dependent response of marine pelagic communities to projected global climate change. Walther, G.-R., Post, E., Convey, P., Menzel, A., Parmesan, C., Beebee, T. J., et al. It has long pectoral fins. The first specimen described was given the name Carcharias (Prionodon) falciformis by Müller & Henle in 1841. 244, 265–283. However, Froese and Pauly (2014) did not show any climatic projection for the future. Res. Although usually pelagic, it sometimes approaches the coast, especially at remote offshore islands such as the Galapagos Islands. Ecol. The analysis and modeling of by-catch data collected by observer programs has provided predictions of the pelagic distribution of two wide-ranging species. In tuna fishery the Silky Shark is often bycatch. PLoS ONE 7:e35728. Facts about the Silky shark - Carcharhinus falciformis from the Shark Research Institute (SRI). According to Bindoff et al. Biol. They are species of requiem shark, belonging to the family of Carcharhinus. Our distribution models were able to predict habitat suitability for silky shark and rough triggerfish over a more extensive area than that covered only by the observer data (ocurrences). doi: 10.1146/annurev.energy.31.020105.100235, Senay, S. D., Worner, S. P., and Ikeda, T. (2013). Efecto de la Variabilidad Ambiental en la Distribución de las Capturas Incidentales de pelágicos Mayores en el Océano Pacífico Oriental. Night shark. These sharks prefer hunting in … Habitat of the Bull Shark. *Correspondence: Nerea Lezama-Ochoa, nlezamaochoa@gmail.com, Front. Pearson, R. G. (2007). The occurrence data analyzed in this study were collected by AZTI, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), and IATTC (Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission) through the EU- funded Data Collection Framework (DCF, Reg (EC) 1543/2000, 1639/2001, and 665/2008) and IATTC observer program. Under the A2 scenario for 2100, 3.1% of the present habitat for silky shark was predicted to change in the future in the Indian Ocean (Table 5 and Figure 1). Maximum age is believed to be 22+ years. Thus, determines tuna, other teleost species and shark distributions around the “warm pool” area close to the Gulf of Tehuantepec and Central America (Martínez Arroyo et al., 2011). “Compilation of information on blue shark (Prionace glauca), silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) and shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the Indian Ocean,” in 3rd Session of the IOTC Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (Victoria). 40, 677–697. doi: 10.1023/A:1020302414472. Mar. This could benefit the habitat suitability for some species around this area due to an increase of nutrients supplies. Annu. doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2013.02.007. The species prefers warm coastal water that is less than 30 m (98 ft) deep, but some subpopulations migrate into deeper water. Image courtesy Garrick (1982) NOAA Tech. Monitoring and understanding changes in by-catch species distributions, in addition to those of the harvested species (tunas), are necessary for a better understanding of the pelagic ecosystem and toward a correct implementation of the EAFM. Second dorsal fin with long free tip, usually greater than twice the fin height, 3. Predicting the impact of climate change on threatened species in UK waters. SILKY SHARK FACTS: Description The Silky Shark is a large slender shark with a long rounded snout and low ridge between the dorsal fins. This is not in agreement with the general expectations of migration to deeper waters and poleward shifting of marine fishes in response to sea warming (Walther et al., 2002; Cheung et al., 2013). Silky shark is oen found associated with schools of tuna, making them suscep ble to bycatch in tuna fisheries. Res. Watson, J. T. (2007). It is grey, blue grey or dark brown above with white underside. Fish 11, 255–277. 2015). Thus, a better selection of the environmental data and the application of the other habitat models to compare predictions in this Ocean would be further recommended. Prog. Silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, were one of the species identified to be swimming around in ... Heithaus has continued to study shark behavior in relation to this habitat. The global ocean warming could impact some of these unstable and vulnerable ecosystems (mainly in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean) affecting the distribution of these species in accordance with the particular oceanographic conditions of each Ocean. Hijmans, R. J., and Van Etten, J. PLoS ONE 8:e54216. (2009). The selection of the occurrence by-catch data from the fishery not targeting those species can lead to assume that the data quality is not enough. Oceanogr. In all cases, the results showed high accuracy values. (2002). R. sofware. Masks are required at all times. Rev. Ecology of Tropical Oceans. Tomczak, M., and Godfrey, J. S. (2003). Most species that remain off the northeast coast move offshore during the winter months. Silky shark is often found associated with schools of tuna, making them susceptible to bycatch in tuna fisheries. The majority of species only occur seasonally, travelling to warmer waters further south for the winter. It feeds on schooling fish, particularly favoring tuna, and are intensely sensitive to sounds, possibly to follow the sounds of other animals feeding. Sharks are highly migratory species, travelling long distances and often crossing domestic and … The silky shark is at present relatively free of threats in the form of habitat destruction because it does not live inshore nor does it utilise coastal lagoons as pupping or nursery areas like other shark species. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0655-0. The gestation period is about 12 months. Diet: bony fish, octopus, crabs, and squid 26, 248–256. What are the real impacts of the use of drifting FADs on pelagic marine ecosystems? Lett. (2011). The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. 113, 102–112. Silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) are large pelagic sharks that got their name from the Silky look of their skin. Silky Shark. A statistical explanation of MaxEnt for ecologists. Thus, the area located near the mouth of the Congo River could increase its productivity and, hence, the habitat suitability for by-catch species. The Silky Shark is the second most caught species of shark globally, after the Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) (Oliver et al. Regional Oceanography: An Introduction. Coloration Other than its importance to various fisheries, the silky shark has been used in various scientific studies investigating the sensory biology of sharks. Grey or bluish-grey above, white below; no conspicuous fin markings (Ref. Acta Oecol. (2012). Fish Biol. In contrast, the Indian Ocean didn't show any relevant change on their distributions. Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data. They may also take squid, paper nautilus, and swimming crabs, using open-mouthed slashing attacks through schools of prey. The use of good practices onboard (Gilman, 2011) to increase the post-release survivorship is the best option to reduce their mortality. Ecol. World Wide Web Electronic Publication. The Silky Shark is both targeted or caught as incidental (bycatch) by longline fisheries and purse seine fisheries (especially those using drifting fish aggregating devices [FADs]) as well as by artisanal fisheries. It is found in continental shelf and oceanic waters, primarily close to land. Muthoni, F. K. (2010). Anim. Silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) are large pelagic sharks that got their name from the Silky look of their skin. Ecological responses to recent climate change. Maxent modeling for predicting suitable habitat for threatened and endangered tree Canacomyrica monticola in New Caledonia. Mapping Species Distributions. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00853.x. These amazing sharks occur worldwide in warm temperate and tropical waters. doi: 10.1111/j.2006.0906-7590.04596.x, Arrizabalaga, H., Dufour, F., Kell, L., Merino, G., Ibaibarriaga, L., Chust, G., et al. Diet: bony fish, octopus, crabs, and squid Change, I. P. O. C. (2007). American Museum of Natural History. (2013). Justic, D., Rabalais, N., and Turner, R. (1998). In the case of the Western Indian Ocean, the area around the Somali coastal upwelling system could be unsuitable for the two species as a response to temperature warming, affecting one of the most diverse areas for these by-catch species (Amandè et al., 2011; Lezama-Ochoa et al., 2015). In the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the SST plays an important role in relation with ENSO conditions in equatorial and coastal upwelling areas of the Pacific. Amandè, M. J., Ariz, J., Chassot, E., De Molina, A. D., Gaertner, D., Murua, H., et al. Trans. Model evaluations with all observations (t) and cross-validated (k) for Carcharhinus falciformis and Canthidermis maculata in the Indian (IO), Atlantic (AO), and Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO). Froese, R., and Pauly, D. (2014). Size at birth is 70-85 cm (2-2.5 ft). Bull. Blanchard, J. L., Jennings, S., Holmes, R., Harle, J., Merino, G., Allen, J. I., et al. In the Atlantic Ocean, it is found from the U.S. state of Massachusetts to Spain in the north, and from southern Brazil to northern Angola in the south, including the Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Ecol. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, 568. (2015). Both works showed similar habitat preferences of C. falciformis around coastal and oceanic upwelling waters. Biogeogr. Estudio sobre la climatología, oceanografía y pesquerías del Panamá Bight. Shark Conservation. Evol. The spinner shark can be distinguished from the night shark by the absence of the interdorsal ridge. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054216. Selecting pseudo-absences for species distribution models: how, where and how many? Vol. Oceanogr. “By-catch and discards of the European Purse Seine Tuna Fishery in the Indian Ocean: estimation and characteristics for the 2003–2007 period,” in IOTC Proceedings IOTC-2008-WPEB-12 (Bangkok). The selection of the environmental variables was based in the main oceanographic characteristics of each Ocean, and thus, as showed by the results, the response curves explained correctly the high mobility character of the species and their relationship with the upwelling and surface current systems. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Available online at: www.fishbase.org, version 6. Gaertner, D., Ménard, F., Develter, C., Ariz, J., and Delgado De Molina, A. Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services. Novel three-step pseudo-absence selection technique for improved species distribution modelling. Sharks are very good at adapting to new situations and environments which is why they have survived in the water for millions of years. (2012) did. The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation status of species. Cambridge, UK; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bycatch of billfishes by the European tuna purse seine-fishery in the Atlantic Ocean. For example, populations in the Pacific and Indian oceans generally have a smaller size at maturation. Ecography 29, 129–151. (2011). Attacks on humans, while rare, a concern for divers. Sci. The shark, abundant offshore and inshore, is oceanic, epipelagic and littoral. SRI conducts and sponsors rigorous, peer-reviewed field research about sharks and uses science-based information to educate and advocate for shark conservation policies and protections by the world’s gove It is found in the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea from Tanzania to Mozambique, including Madagascar and the Comores, and in the middle and eastern Indian Ocean in ranges from the Maldives and Sri Lanka to wes… Behav. Conserv. 99, 153–161. World Wide Web Electronic Publication. Trade-offs in the Design of Fishery Closures: Silky Shark by Catch Management in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Purse Seine Fishery. Conserv. The litter size ranges from 1 to 16 and increases with female size, with 6–12 being typical. Aquat. Small silky sharks are commonly associated with schools of tuna. Living Resour. doi: 10.1017/S0376892997000088. The silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, named for the smooth texture of its skin.It is one of the most abundant sharks in the pelagic zone, and can be found around the world in tropical waters.Highly mobile and migratory, this shark is most often found over the edge of the continental shelf down to a depth of 50 m (164 ft). The Silky shark is found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas. The common name of C. signatusin the United States is the night shark, due to its capture most often at night (Bigelow & Schroeder). We obtained that both by-catch species respond in similar way to the future climate changes. Finally, low-intermediate threshold values were obtained in all cases (around 0.45), showing good proportion of predicted area suitability (Pearson, 2007). Part II Top. Freshw. reported by the Mexican tuna purse seiners in the eastern Pacific Ocean. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097122. Thus, the predictive maps produced by our models revealed that the regions close to equatorial and upwelling regions were the most suitable habitats for these species in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean in correspondence to the main fishing grounds. The silky shark has a cosmopolitan distributionin marine waters warmer than 23 °C (73 °F). doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.12.008, Minami, M., Lennert-Cody, C. E., Gao, W., and Roman-Verdesoto, M. (2007). Mar. However, we demonstrated that observer data is been used in multiple ecological and habitat studies similar to the one described here. (2014). The silky shark is a common tropical-subtropical, epipelagic species that occurs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Coast. The complex oceanographic processes in the Indian Ocean compared with the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, which share some oceanographic features, could difficult the selection of specific factors which explain the distribution of the two by-catch species. The pups are born in reef nursery … These sharks either live alone or in large groups. Species' Distribution Modeling for Conservation. It is used for its meat, oil, and fins. Because some of these bites happened in freshwater and brackish water, scientists believe a bull shark, or multiple bull sharks, were responsible. Habitat: deep-water reefs, open sea, and occasionally inshore Location: tropical seas Size: range between 6-9 feet long Description: Silky sharks are long slim sharks that are known to be swift and bold with their movements.They have smooth skin and relatively large eyes. It occurs throughout the Indian Ocean, as far south as Mozambique in the west and Western Australia in the east, including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The results obtained in this work lead us to suggest that these zones could be not suitable for studied by-catch species by 2100 if the primary production is reduced; since these species depend on high nutrient levels and the preys associated to those conditions. Methods Ecol. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00172.x. 49, 23–31. (2012) who showed that an increase in upwelling-favorable winds in the Benguela system could increase primary production. Potential consequences of climate change for primary production and fish production in large marine ecosystems. We developed binomial generalized linear models with a logit link function for each of the two pelagic shark families, following Birkmanis et al. Komoroske, L., and Lewison, R. (2015). Ecological metrics of biomass removed by three methods of Purse-Seine fishing for Tunas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific ocean. The habitat model performed better at large spatial scales (in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean) than at small scales (Indian Ocean). We aim to promote green, sustainable living, through education and outreach, both in person and online. 21, 154–164. (2008). Water temperatures of 23° to 24°C have been recorded where it occurs. In addition, the depth of the ocean basins seems to play an important role in the habitat distribution of both by-catch species. Reproduction is viviparous (placental). 24, 38–49. The photo length of this specimen is 1/80 the length of the life-size fist. University of Washington. The photo length of this specimen is 1/80 the length of the life-size fist. (2006). Lezama-Ochoa et al. Nevertheless, further increase of the coverage rates (in the case of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean) and the sample size is essential for doing comparisons between years and periods. Silky sharks in most parts of the world are thought to reproduce year-round, whereas mating and birthing in the Gulf of Mexico take place in late spring or early summer (May to August).However, in some cases the presence of reproductive seasonality may have been obscured by biases in data collection. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01817.x, Gilman, E. L. (2011). Habitat/Range: Tropical and subtropical waters worldwide IUCN Status: Near Threatened . Policy 35, 590–609. These sharks prefer hunting in … Other possible explanation for the increase in primary production in the western coast of Africa could be that suggested by Hjort et al. Martínez Arroyo, A., Manzanilla Naim, S., and Zavala Hidalgo, J. Table 5. doi: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.110308.120159, Elith, J., Phillips, S. J., Hastie, T., Dudík, M., Chee, Y. E., and Yates, C. J. |, https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2016.00034, Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). Moreover, climate change can impact the strength, direction and behavior of the world's main currents and therefore, affecting also in this way the species geographical distributions (Hoegh-Guldberg and Bruno, 2010). 2014. (2011). The majority of shark fisheries around the globe have little monitoring or management. (2007). Neonates spend first the few months in near reefs but move to the open ocean by the first winter. A review of methods for the assessment of prediction errors in conservation presence/absence models. Divers. A large, slender shark, the silky is characterized by a moderately extended, rounded snout, a relatively sloping first dorsal fin with a blunt apex that originates behind the free margins of the pectoral fins, a small second dorsal fin with an extremely long free rear tip (more than 2x the height), and a low inter-dorsal ridge. The large size and cutting teeth of the silky shark make it potentially dangerous, and it has behaved aggressively towards divers. Climate change induced some positive effects with gain of habitat for both species in each Ocean. The habitat models derived in this study suggest that C. falciformis and C. maculata responded mainly to variation in SST in the three oceans. ICES J. Mar. Typically, smaller sharks can be found in coastal nurseries and adults further offshore over deeper water. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2006.10.019. Silky sharks are valued for their fins, and to a lesser extent their meat, hide, liver oil, and jaws. Clim. A NOAA study using a combination of telemetry technologies, including Argos satellite telemetry, aims to identify potential patterns in silky shark behavior in order to devise effective bycatch mitigation strategies. 96, 296–302. Mar. In the western North Atlantic, nursery areas are located along the Caribbean islands. Learn how we use mark-recapture data to age sharks Appl. C. falciformis and C. maculata could gain new habitat in the Atlantic Ocean near the Angola and Namibia coasts. The retention ban for longline vessels is not expected to impact current fishing practices. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2011.01.021, Girard, C., Benhamou, S., and Dagorn, L. (2004). In the Maldives and Sri Lanka, it is the most important shark species, comprising 70-80% of the pelagic longline catch. 31, 93–122. However, the selection of other environmental variables related with the ecology of the species (nutrients, oxygen, etc…) could also improve the results. Number of sharks per litter is 6-14 in the western Atlantic, 9-12 in the eastern Atlantic, 9-14 in the western Indian, and 2-11 in the central Indian. Ser. R. Soc. Silky sharks are mostly found in the coastal and oceanic waters of tropical oceans, mainly at temperatures above 23°C. Rombouts, I., Beaugrand, G., and Dauvin, J.-C. (2012). Yet, little is known on silky shark habitat preferences (Amandè et al. A Study of Cross-Validation and Bootstrap for Accuracy Estimation and Model Selection. They travel alone and in groups depending on the individual shark. Glob.l Ecol. 1, 9–92. For that reason, the results were expected to be also different. Juvenile silky shark depth and thermal preferences overlapped with the preferred habitat of the primary target tuna species, indicating vulnerability to capture in purse seine and shallow-set longline fisheries throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Pacific Ocean where temperatures range between 24 and 29 °C. By-catch is a significant issue for the fishing industry, scientists and managers, and it needs to be managed and mitigated. The spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) is a type of requiem shark.It is a live-bearing, migratory shark found in warm ocean waters. Freshw. It is anactive, quick-moving, aggressive shark in the water, but defers to the more sluggish but stubbornly persistant oceanic whitetip shark. Despite overfishing, it is still regularly seen in many regions especially in tropical waters. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.03.026, Phillips, S. J., Dudík, M., Elith, J., Graham, C. H., Lehmann, A., Leathwick, J., et al. Villarino, E., Chust, G., Licandro, P., Butenschön, M., Ibaibarriaga, L., Kreus, M., et al. Sci 2:83. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00083, Kumar, S., and Stohlgren, T. J. Sharks are cold blooded, and that would usually imply that they would search for areas where the temperatures are very cold. Recently, a group of Silkies was filmed off Cocos Island, Costa Rica, feeding on a “bait ball” of sardines (probably the Pacific Sardine, Sardinops sagax). If we focus on the habitats in each ocean, the Atlantic Ocean temperatures are projected to increase due to the much larger warming associated with increases of greenhouse gases in this region (Change, 2007); and therefore, a greater and faster loss of habitat in this area is expected. Females give birth after a gestation period of 12 months, either every year or every other year. The silky shark, so named because its “smooth” hide (a result of densely packed dermal denticles) is also called the “net-eater shark” in the eastern Pacific because of its tendency to ravage tuna seine nets. The Florida Museum is open! High percentage of change of habitat was found in the Atlantic Ocean, and a lesser extent, in the Pacific Ocean. m−3) in the Pacific Ocean. These habitat distribution models, based on the information collected by observer programs from the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries in the three oceans, provide a good estimation of the pelagic distribution of these wide-ranging by-catch species. Observations: Oceanic Climate Change and Sea Level. Hjort, A., Sheridan, S., and Davies, S. (2012). Dark gray with a bronzy tint dorsally and white ventrally. The model predicted loss of habitat at south of Equator (around 100–110°W) and in the coastal upwelling area of Peru (Table 5, Figure 2). It is anactive, quick-moving, aggressive shark in the water, but defers to the more sluggish but stubbornly persistant oceanic whitetip shark. Finally, under the A2 scenario of climate change, 8.7% of the present habitat in the Pacific was predicted to change in the future; with an increase in suitable habitat in the north and south of Equator (around 90–110 and 125–140°W). ... Habitat. Though the closest relationship is between the blue shark, the bignose shark and the silky shark. Impacts of climate change on net productivity of coastal waters: implications for carbon budgets and hypoxia. 71, 241–253. Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Glob. Silky shark: The rule proposes to prohibit the retention of silky shark by U.S. longline vessels fishing in the EPO. They are also occasionally sighted in inshore waters. Silky sharks are a highly migratory species, following the movements of schooling fish such as tuna. Nature 497, 365–368. Present response curves (sea surface temperature, salinity, depth, and primary production) for Canthidermis maculata in the Indian (first column), Atlantic (second column), and Eastern Pacific Ocean (third column). A new analysis of yellowfin tuna movements around floating objects. Other English common names include blackspot shark, grey whaler shark, olive shark, reef shark, ridgeback shark, shark, sickle shark, sickle silk shark, and sickle-shaped shark. Found where All leves in the open ocean, shallow inshore. Learn what else we are doing to keep you safe. On the other hand, because of changes in oceanographic conditions, 2.4% of the present habitat was predicted to change in the future for rough triggerfish in the Indian Ocean. doi: 10.1038/416389a. Is it good or bad to fish with FADs? In the Atlantic Ocean, the SST is also the most important environmental variable followed by low salinity and high primary production concentrations as a consequence of the Benguela upwelling system (Tomczak and Godfrey, 2003). Conserv. (2009). Silky sharks are known for their quick and aggressive behavior, and have been seen performing threat displays in which they raise their head, arch their back, and lower their tail. Habitat/Range: Tropical and subtropical waters worldwide IUCN Status: Near Threatened . Sep 2, 2018 - Explore Nathan Jones's board "Silky Shark" on Pinterest. It occurs from China to New Zealand in the western Pacific (including the Hawaiian Islands), and the western and southeastern and Baja California to Peru in the Eastern Pacific. In reality, a number of shark bites along the Jersey Shore in 1916 inspired Jaws. Reproduction Martínez-Rincón, R. O., Ortega-García, S., and Vaca-Rodriguez, J. G. (2009). Sci. Modell. Are Calanus spp. Ocean primary production and climate: global decadal changes. 162, 571–593. Fish 10, 183–207. However, in future works, it would be worth to compare among different ways to generate pseudo-absences. PLoS ONE 9:e97122. Climate Change Implications for Fisheries of the Benguela Current Region: Making the Best of Change? Modeling shark bycatch: the zero-inflated negative binomial regression model with smoothing. (2014). Rounded dorsal fin. Ecol. The environmental processes in the tropical Indian Ocean, in contrast, seem to play a different role in the diversity (Lezama-Ochoa et al., 2015) and the habitat of the by-catch communities as consequence of the strongest monsoon on Earth. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3270050305, Duffy, L. M., Olson, R. J., Lennert-Cody, C. E., Galván-Magaña, F., Bocanegra-Castillo, N., and Kuhnert, P. M. (2015). The silky shark has been observed with head raised, back arched and tail lowered, a posture believed to be a form of threat display. In the Gulf of Mexico it is often caught as bycatch in the tuna fishery but also harvested by the directed shark fishery. (2012). Ecosyst. Sample selection bias and presence-only distribution models: implications for background and pseudo-absence data. Fiedler, P. C. (2002). Chris_huh. Rome: Food & Agriculture Org. They are species of requiem shark, belonging to the family of Carcharhinus. Anderson, R. P., Dudík, M., Ferrier, S., Guisan, A. J., Hijmans, R., Lohmann, L., et al. The silky shark is often found over deepwater reefs and near insular slopes. Threshold criteria for conversion of probability of species presence to either–or presence–absence. It is grey, blue grey or dark brown above with white underside. The proposed rule would also increase flexibility for accidental retention of silky shark on purse seine vessels. This study was compared with the results from Froese and Pauly (2014) from AquaMaps (Kaschner et al., 2008). AquaMaps: Predicted Range Maps for Aquatic Species. Some common names from other countries include nachthaai (Dutch), requiem de nuit (French), requin de nuit (French), tiburon de noche (Spanish), tiburon nocturno (Spanish), tubarao-da-noite (Portugese), nachthai (German). Despite overfishing, it is still regularly seen in many regions especially in tropical waters. Jul 7, 2015 - Habitat: deep-water reefs, open sea, and occasionally inshore Location: tropical seas Size: range between 6-9 feet long Description: Silky sharks are long slim sharks that are … This study was part of the Ph.D. thesis conducted by the first author (NLO) at AZTI marine institute and funded by Iñaki Goenaga (FCT grant). The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. MaxEnt models for both species in all oceans showed good agreement between AUC values (0.60–0.80) and accuracy values for cross-validated models (0.50–0.75). Silky shark is a highly migratory species found throughout the world’s oceans. Louzao, M., Delord, K., García, D., Boué, A., and Weimerskirch, H. (2012). A habitat modelling approach. Hijmans, R. J., Phillips, S., Leathwick, J., Elith, J., and Hijmans, M. R. J. Peavey, L. (2010). Ser. Silky Shark is one of the three most traded shark species in the global shark fin trade. Even so, it must take into account these species in the future management plans. Hall, M., and Roman, M. (2013). Glob. Mar. Finally, to verify that the occurrences randomly taken in the Pacific Ocean were a good representation of the species distribution, the model it was run several times with different sets of 1000 occurrences. Enschede: University of Twente. Conserv. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2012.00478.x, Dayton, P. K., Thrush, S. F., Agardy, M. T., and Hofman, R. J. Hoegh-Guldberg, O., and Bruno, J. F. (2010). It is an active, swift shark that prefers warmer water (about 23°C). Biodiversity in the by-catch communities of the pelagic ecosystem in the Western Indian Ocean. Rev. The projected habitat suitability maps for C. falciformis and C. maculata under A2 future scenario of climate change and differences between future and present conditions (binary maps) for each Ocean are depicted in Figures 1, 2, respectively. Species Distribution models: ecological explanation and prediction across space and time. It is commonly found near the edges of continental shelves and over deepwater reefs where there is abundant food source. The climatic model for 2100 projected a potential gain for rough triggerfish of habitat in the Cap Lopez area and the north of the Equator and loss of habitat in the north (0–10°N/20–40°W) and south (0–10°S/0–10°E) of the Equator. Change Biol. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fst147. The impact of climate change on the world's marine ecosystems. Silky sharks are mostly found in open waters The Silky shark is common in tropical and subtropical waters, and is found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Figure 4. Poisson, F. (2007). Res. Environ. Syst. Rev 19, 443–512. Bycatch of the European purse seine tuna fishery in the Atlantic Ocean for the 2003–2007 period. 17, 115–129. (2013). 8, 225–237. Longhurst, A. R., and Pauly, D. (1987). The habitat of the silky shark is worldwide oceanic as well as coastal waters. In an environmental or fisheries management context the question is not necessarily how the climate or ocean abiotic conditions will change, but how the species of the ecosystem might respond to these changes (Payne et al., 2015). Globally, fishing pressure is high with Silky Sharks the second most caught species of shark (Oliver et al. Secondly, the lack of absence data was the most important factor discussed and considered in this study. ICES J. Mar. Our model predicts that potential habitat distribution areas for C. falciformis and C. maculata in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans are close to equatorial and coastal upwelling areas, and mainly associated with sea surface temperature. Range / Habitat Occurs in tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. These sharks love the warm, tropical waters all over the world. B Biol. Fish Fish. Modelled spatial distribution of marine fish and projected modifications in the North Atlantic Ocean. Mark-recapture data is also used to study shark age and growth. The silky shark is at present relatively free of threats in the form of habitat destruction because it does not live inshore nor does it utilise coastal lagoons as pupping or nursery areas like other shark species. It has long pectoral fins. 13) Distribution And Habitat. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00725.x. That means these models provide new information (for example, at south (20°S–80°E) and close to the Indian Continent in the Western Indian Ocean, or the coast of Nigeria and Cameroon in the Atlantic Ocean) of areas which can be suitable despite not being fished. The differences were based on the different sources of information used (museum collections, different databases, literature references) compared to our work which contains a large number of offshore observations since it is based on observer programs covering the wide distribution of the tropical tuna fisheries. Food Habits These sharks either live alone or in large groups. 5578). Predicting impacts of climate change on medicinal asclepiads of Pakistan using Maxent modeling. In the western Atlantic, it ranges from the U.S state Massachusetts to Brazil (including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea), and in the east it ranges from Spain to Angola. The other fins may have dusky tips. Niche properties and geographical extent as predictors of species sensitivity to climate change. Thus, these environmental variables had important implications on the biogeographic patterns of both species abundance and distribution in each Ocean. For that reason, the accurate identification of the area (in this case, the sampled area and not areas out of the sampled area) for the creation of pseudo-absences was essential for the correct model performance. doi: 10.1002/aqc.2248, Cheung, W. W., Watson, R., and Pauly, D. (2013). Write all fractions and mixed numbers in lowest terms. (2008). doi: 10.1051/alr/2011003, Gerrodette, T., Olson, R., Reilly, S., Watters, G., and Perrin, W. (2012). (2005). Sci. In general, there were not significant differences between the percentages of habitat loss and habitat gain for each by-catch species. doi: 10.1007/s10531-015-0951-3. Front. Silky shark is a highly migratory species found throughout the world’s oceans. Fish Biol. Mar. Fourcade, Y., Engler, J. O., Rödder, D., and Secondi, J. The application of SDM on by-catch species opens a new range of possibilities to study more pelagic species in different areas and fisheries. NL, HM, GC, EVL, MH and EV designed research; NL, HM, GC and EV performed research; NL analyzed data; and NL, HM, GC, EVL, JR, MH, PC, AD and EV wrote the paper. It is an active, swift shark that prefers warmer water (about 23°C). Behaviour of Tuna and Non-Tuna Species at Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), Ascertained through Fishers' Echo-Sounder Buoys: Implications for Conservation and Management. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-822X.2005.00162.x. Aquat. The Thresher shark feeds on fish and squid, which it is believed to herd, then stun with its powerful and elongated upper lobe. Models detected a significant relationship between seasonal upwelling events, mesoscale features and silky shark presence and suggested strong interaction between productive systems and the spatial–temporal distribution of the species. With regard to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the A2 climate change scenario projected habitat losses around 8–10% for both by-catch species around the coast of Peru and north and south of the Equator (10°N–10°S). Spinner shark distribution. The gained areas were mostly located in the south (mostly around 12°S) while the lost areas were located near the Somali coast, the central part of the study area and the south of India. Silky sharks feed on fish, squid and some Dentition 23, 1157–1173. Manag. Habitat. 31, 361–369. (2015). However, with respect to their populations, the silky shark could be largely affected in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean if no management measure is taken to reduce its mortality. Silky Sharks feed primarily on offshore fishes, but they also eat squids and pelagic crustaceans. Change Biol. In reality, a number of shark bites along the Jersey Shore in 1916 inspired Jaws. Bycatch species composition over time by tuna purse-seine fishery in the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. These amazing sharks occur worldwide in warm temperate and tropical waters. Internationally, this shark is commonly referred to as cação (Portuguese), cazon (Spanish), cazon de playa (Spanish), cazón-tiburón (Spanish), haukkahai (Finnish), jaqueta (Spanish), jaqueton (Spanish), kanhaai (Dutch), karcharinos lios (Greek), kurotogarizame (Japanese), lombo preto (Portuguese), malie (Samoan), mandi sravu (Malayalam), mangeur d’hommes (French), marracho sedoso (Portuguese), marracho-luzidio (Portuguese), mbamba menyo (Swahili), moosi (Gujarati), mungsing (Javanese), mushi (Marathi), papa (Swahili), papa bunshu (Swahili), pating (Tagalog), requin soyeux (French), seidenhai (German), suga sura (Telugu), syhaai (Afrikaans), tiburón (Spanish), tiburon jaqueton (Spanish), tiburón lustroso (Spanish), tiburón sedoso (Spanish), tinterero (Spanish), tollo (Spanish), tollo mantequero (Spanish), tribon berde (Papiamento), tubarão-luzidio (Portuguese), yu jereh (Malay), yu pasir (Malay), and zijdehaai (Dutch). PLoS ONE 8:e71218. Environmental change in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean: review of ENSO and decadal variability. Biol. Khanum, R., Mumtaz, A., and Kumar, S. (2013). 2015). 19, 181–197. Photo © George Burgess, Right side upper and lower teeth of Carcharhinus falciformis. (2015). Our first segment for this list of interesting shark facts is about the biggest … Sensitivity and specificity values for all observations and cross-validated models showed slightly high values for both species, with the exception of the Indian Ocean (around 0.55), where these values were lower (Table 4). In that sense, our model projects a slight potential colonization for the two by-catch species along this area (12°S) as a consequence of the positive effect of the ocean warming. Identifying these different factors helps to better address them for obtaining a better model performance. It is one of the most common shark species of the open ocean, but due to overfishing its status is now vulnerable. It is important to note that the use of this type of data is valid since the information provided by the models reveals interesting findings. Geophys. Figure 3. World’s Biggest Fish. This new information may be a result of the expansion of the FAD fisheries. Habitat and biology The Silky Shark is found in pelagic and continental shelf edge waters throughout the tropics and occurs Silky sharks and mahi mahi aggregate under an ocean buoy moored at 1000m depth in the Tongue of the Ocean, Andros Island, The Bahamas. Humans are not specifically targeted by sharks and that includes the Great White. “Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) bycatch in the French tuna purse-seine fishery of the Indian Ocean,” in IOTC Proceedings IOTC-2008-WPEB-16 (Bangkok), 22. Under the A2 scenario for 2100, 3.1% of the present habitat for silky shark was predicted to change in the future in the Indian Ocean (Table 5 and Figure 1). In the western Atlantic, it ranges from Massachusetts to Brazil (including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea) and from Spain to Angola in the eastern Atlantic. > Check the status of the silky shark at the IUCN website. In the Mediterranean Sea, for example, there have only been 31 confirmed attacks against humans in the last two centuries, most non-fatal. But often times, they are seen near the surface as well. Latin name Carcharhinus falciformis. Species may respond to climate change by shifting their geographical or bathymetric distributions (horizontal or vertical distributions) depending on the extent of the species geographical ranges, dispersal mechanism, life-history strategies, genetic adaptations, and biotic interactions or extinction factors (Thuiller, 2004). Silky shark: The rule proposes to prohibit the retention of silky shark by U.S. longline vessels fishing in the EPO. Other names appearing in the literature include Squalus or Prionodon tiburo, Gymnorhinus or Gymnorrhinus pharaonis, Aprionodon sitankaiensis,Carcharhinus floridanus, Eulamia malpeloensis, and Carcharhinus atrodorsus. Therefore, it is believed that this trend will continue in the future. Environmental effects of marine fishing. These systems are associated with changes in the surface temperatures and therefore, affect the habitat and distribution of the by-catch species. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035728. In the Pacific Ocean, the northern extent of its rang… 367, 2979–2989. Atmósfera 24, 103–123. Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas. The desired water temperature is 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (60 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). It means that both target and non-target species may have different habitat distributions and preferences. Stud. Accurately describing and understanding the processes that determine the diversity and distribution of organisms is a fundamental problem in ecology and always inevitably associated with a degree of uncertainty (Payne et al., 2015). Fiedler, P. C. (1992). The silky shark remains one of the most widely distributed sharks in the pelagic zone. Males mature at 215-230 cm (9-10 years of age) and grow to a lesser size than females, which reach maturity at 230-245 cm (12 years of age), however, these numbers may vary by population. 14, 391–415. Mar. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.12.026, Sala, E., and Knowlton, N. (2006). In general, distribution models for both by-catch species showed reasonable model performance, although rough triggerfish showed better accuracy values (between 0.60 and 0.80) than silky shark (around 0.60–0.70) in each Ocean. Amandè, M. J., Bez, N., Konan, N., Murua, H., Delgado De Molina, A., Chavance, P., et al. Sep 2, 2018 - Explore Nathan Jones's board "Silky Shark" on Pinterest. NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 109. In the Western Indian Ocean, the monsoon system determines the wind and current patterns of the area, with coastal upwelling systems close to Somalia in summer and Mozambique in winter. Review of fish associative behaviour: toward a generalisation of the meeting point hypothesis. Silky Sharks in both the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish Fisheries (AFMA 2015, 2016). 1. Lower teeth erect with smooth edges. The omission error was low in general (0.05–0.08), indicating that the model performed well. The habitat of the silky shark is worldwide oceanic as well as coastal waters. Two of the most important uncertainties in species distribution models (considered as empirical models, see Payne et al., 2015) are structural and scenario uncertainties. (2015). Shelf Sci. This species is considered potentially dangerous to people primarily because of its size. Rev. 3:34. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00034. The intermediate-high accuracy values for cross-validated models, compared with the models using all observations, indicate that the models were not over-fitted. Predicted changes in habitat suitability areas (in %) by the year 2100 for the A2 scenario of climate change for both by-catch species. Predicting Pelagic Habitat with Presence-only Data using Maximum Entropy for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. In the western North Atlantic, females give birth in late spring (May-June) and mate around the same time in alternating years. Incidental catch of dolphinfish (C < i> oryphaena spp.) It can be found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, with the exception of the eastern Pacific. (1995). Cheung, W. W., Pinnegar, J., Merino, G., Jones, M. C., and Barange, M. (2012). Water temperatures of 23° to 24°C have been recorded where it occurs. Mapping species distributions with MAXENT using a Geographically biased sample of presence data: a performance assessment of methods for correcting sampling bias. The data from tagging and recapture events have been instrumental in shaping what we know about shark migration and distribution and provided the basis for determining the essential fish habitat for 38 federally managed shark species. Change Biol. In addition, the primary production is also important in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 531, 121–142. doi: 10.1126/science.1132294, Keywords: by-catch, MaxEnt, silky shark, rough triggerfish, habitat suitability, climate change, tropical purse seiners, ecosystem approach to fishery management, Citation: Lezama-Ochoa N, Murua H, Chust G, Van Loon E, Ruiz J, Hall M, Chavance P, Delgado De Molina A and Villarino E (2016) Present and Future Potential Habitat Distribution of Carcharhinus falciformis and Canthidermis maculata By-Catch Species in the Tropical Tuna Purse-Seine Fishery under Climate Change. Kohavi, R. (1995). doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2007.02.001, Jones, M. C., Dye, S. R., Fernandes, J. Torres-Irineo, E., Amandè, M. J., Gaertner, D., De Molina, A. D., Murua, H., Chavance, P., et al. Distrib. Comisión Interamericana del Atún Tropical 14, 49–364. FAD: fish aggregating device or fish attracting device? Thus, the quality of model outputs can depend on the variables (biological data and environmental data) and the space-time scale considered (Phillips et al., 2009; Payne et al., 2015). Thus, the future gain areas by the by-catch species, provided that target species distribution remains the same, could be act as a refuge for by-catch species. These by-catch species are often distributed in warm waters and aggregated around floating objects (e.g., logs, Fish Aggregating Devices) in productive areas (Dagorn et al., 2013). Scientific name: Carcharhinus falciformis Higher classification: Shark Order: Carcharhiniformes Mass: 220 - 300 lbs (Adult) Conservation status: Near … The lack of the permanent equatorial upwelling in the Indian Ocean (as consequence of the steady equatorial easterlies) and the position of the land mass in the north area, seems to influence in the oceanography and environment of this area (Tomczak and Godfrey, 2003). The silky shark is a common tropical-subtropical, epipelagic species that occurs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The continental shelf in the Indian Ocean is narrower than in the other oceans and therefore, the distribution of the species in open ocean is close to the coast (Tomczak and Godfrey, 2003). Results provide information on the hotspots dynamics of silky shark as well as its habitat preferences. Long-Term Climate Change: Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility. Groups of silky sharks can be found trailing schools of … Its name comes from its unusually smooth skin. Agenda. Modelling the Spatial Distribution of Snake Species under Changing Climate Scenario in Spain. In the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, under climate change impacts, the model predicts that silky shark could gain some habitat north of the equator and in the Cap Lopez area and would loss habitat around the equatorial band between 0 and 10°S (Table 5, Figure 1), with a total change of the present habitat of 15.9%. Sci., 30 March 2016 The Silky Shark occurs in tropical and some warm temperate waters worldwide. Collins, M., Knutti, R., Arblaster, J., Dufresne, J.-L., Fichefet, T., Friedlingstein, P., et al. The silky shark is named for the smooth texture of its skin, which is made up of densely packed scales called dermal denticles. Coloration This species feeds primarily on a variety of bony fish, cephalopods, and to a lesser extent, crustaceans. doi: 10.3354/meps244265, Fielding, A. H., and Bell, J. F. (1997). Acta Oecol. 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