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.
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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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The Rewa River Estuary, island of Viti Levu, Fiji
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-18.177, 178.529], North East [-18.15, 178.559]|
The Scalloped hammerhead shark is the only species reported in this dataset.
|Species||Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped hammerhead shark)|
|Start Date / End Date||2012-02-23 / 2012-06-01|
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|
|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.|
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Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG