Juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Rewa River estuary, Viti Levu, Fiji 2012

Latest version published on Sep 3, 2018
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Juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks were sampled in the Rewa River Estuary on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. To capture the sharks, a 100 metre gillnet comprising 3-, 3.5- and 4-inch nylon monofilament mesh sizes was used. Gillnet soak times were either 1 or 2 hours, and dependent on prevailing sea and weather conditions. There was a total of fifteen deployments, beginning at 1700hrs. Life stage and sex of the individuals captured were recorded. This dataset is part of the results of research by a Master of Science student at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji. The research was funded in part by the SciCOFish programme of the Pacific Community, and the Faculty Research Committee of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at USP. Publication of this dataset was funded by the European Union (EU). We are also grateful to GBIF, BID and VertNet for their support in mobilising this dataset.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Brown K (2018): Juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Rewa River estuary, Viti Levu, Fiji 2012. v1.4. The University of the South Pacific - School of Marine Studies. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=uspsms_sharks_rewa_2012&v=1.4

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kelly Brown
Curator
University of the South Pacific Suva FJ +679 323 1811
https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=4248

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kelly Brown
Curator
University of the South Pacific Suva FJ +679 323 1811
https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=4248

Who filled in the metadata:

Kelly Brown
Curator
University of the South Pacific Suva FJ +679 323 1811
https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=4248

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Ainsof So'o
Systems Developer and Analyst
https://www.sprep.org

Geographic Coverage

The Rewa River Estuary, island of Viti Levu, Fiji

Bounding Coordinates South West [-18.177, 178.529], North East [-18.15, 178.559]

Taxonomic Coverage

The Scalloped hammerhead shark is the only species reported in this dataset.

Species  Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped hammerhead shark)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-02-23 / 2012-06-01

Project Data

This dataset makes up part of the findings of a Master of Science research degree at the University of the South Pacific in Suva Fiji.

Title Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision-making in the South Pacific
Identifier BID-PA2016-0002-REG
Funding Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG Research funding was provided in part by the SciCOFish Programme of the Pacific Community, and the Faculty Research Committee of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment at the University of the South Pacific (USP). The Master of Science degree programme was funded by the USP Research Office Graduate Assistant Scholarship. John and Dave Foundation provided technical support for data publication.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Kelly Brown

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG
Alternative Identifiers 69a5c009-8beb-465b-9c27-55f9d8baf716
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=uspsms_sharks_rewa_2012