ELASMOBRANCH HUSBANDRY
Conservation and ethical care of sharks, skates, rays and chimeras
 

Manual I
 


Electronic copy (free)
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Hard copy
Click here to download the order form.
  
For a limited time hard copies of the Manual I and II are available as a bundle for $75 + postage.

The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual details the hands-on ethical care of sharks, rays, skates and chimerasThe Manual is intended to assist in the development of new exhibits, aid the training of husbandry personnel, prepare scientists for hands field work and answer specific questions about the care of this important taxonomic group.

The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual
contains select papers from the 1st International Elasmobranch Husbandry Symposium.

Manual II
 


Electronic copy (free)
Click here to download.

Hard copy
Click here to download the order form.

For a limited time hard copies of the Manual I and II are available as a bundle for $75 + postage.

The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II is a follow up to the first elasmobranch husbandry manual, detailing recent advances in the ethical care of elasmobranchs.

The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II contains select papers from the 2nd International Elasmobranch Husbandry Symposium.

Public education facilities and research institutions are entitled to one complimentary hard-cover copy.


ON-LINE RESOURCES

Chapter 10
Husbandry of Whale Sharks
Whale Shark Feeding Techniques
Whale Shark Medication and Supplement Formulary

Chapter 12
Elasmobranch Quarantine
Elasmobranch Blood Parameters

Chapter 14
Body Condition Scoring
Body Scoring Tool

Chapter 21
Elasmobranch Training
Elasmobranch Training Plan
Elasmobranch Training Log

Chapter 29
Pharmacology of Elasmobranchs
Elasmobranch Formulary

Chapter 30
Diagnostic Imaging
Stingray Anatomy and Ultrasound
Mission

To advance the conservation and ethical care of sharks, skates, rays and chimeras, by improving husbandry practices, supporting research initiatives, and actively educating the community about the challenges that threaten elasmobranchs.

The Challenge
 
Elasmobranchs are handled in the field and maintained in laboratories for scientific investigation. They are maintained in aquaria for education and research. Ensuring that elasmobranchs are ethically handled and displayed is central to the Elasmobranch Husbandry initiative.

The Solution

Facilitate a free exchange of information between scientists and practitioners who work with elasmobranchs. Capture husbandry, education and conservation information and disseminate it in a usable form via a Husbandry Manual, Symposia and a Discussion List.

Coordinators

Mark Smith
New England Aquarium

Doug Warmolts
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Dennis Thoney
Vancouver Aquarium

Robert Hueter
Mote Marine Laboratory

Dr. Mike Murray
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Manny Ezcurra
Monterey Bay Aquarium