Galapagos sharks (Carcharhinus galapagensis) at the Bassas da India atoll: First record from the Mozambique Channel and possible significance as a nursery area

N. Hammerschlag, C. Fallows

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This paper reports the first record of Carcharhinus galapagensis in the Mozambique Channel from 54 individual sightings and describes their association with the oceanic atoll, Bassas da India. The geographic distribution of C. galapagensis is updated and the importance of the atoll to this species as a nursery area within the Mozambique Channel is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Journal of Science
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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