6 March 2020


In January 2020, the II° scientific expedition took place, after that of 2017, organized by Sharks Studies Center of Massa Marittima. 11 people attended, including CSS […]
6 March 2020

White blood cells number is correlated to parasitic charge in the small spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula.

Hematology is now a useful diagnostic tool in human and domestic mammalian medicine and is becoming such also in the clinical evaluation of fish. Most of […]
6 March 2020

Trace elements and isotopes analysis on historical samples of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) from central Mediterranean Sea.

Both trace elements and isotopes analysis were performed on two samples of vertebrae of White Sharks Carcharodon carcharias from Favignana Island (Sicily, central Mediterranean). For the […]
6 March 2020

Behavioural complexity in white sharks: influence of age, sex and environment.

From 2005 to 2018 the individual surface behaviour of bait-attracted white sharks during ecotourism activites has been studied off Dyer Island Nature Reserve (South Africa). Observations […]
6 March 2020

Nursery survey of Nursehound, Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758), around Monte Argentario peninsula (Tuscany, Italy) with new tools: Poseidon R.O.V. (Remote Operative Vehicule).

The Nursehound, Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758), is a benthonic catshark present inshore and offshore in the northeast and eastern central Atlantic, over the continental shelf between […]
6 March 2020

New grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) nursery in the Mozambico channel close to Nosy be Island – Madagascar

Grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), are included in the IUCN red list as near threatened, however, their biology is still relatively little known. Discordant data are […]
6 March 2020

Preliminary data on Zooplankton community structure in Nosybe Madagascar – Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding ecology project.

It is known that juveniles whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have tendency to gather, seasonally, in a few coastal areas around the world to feed on zooplankton; […]
6 March 2020

Effects of biological acoustic signals and shipping noise on behavioural parameters in small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula). EEA 2019 POSTER

Despite in recent years the interest about the human-made noise effects on marine animals have received notably increasing, at date few studies have investigated the potential […]
20 November 2019

Video I° day Whale shark expedition Madagascar

20 November 2019

The team of the Sharks Studies Centre, who arrived on Tuesday 11 November in Nosy be in Madagascar, is active, after a couple of days of […]
31 October 2019

1° Poster European Elasmobranch Association

    ABSTRACT: Since 2000, the CSS team (Sharks Studies Center), as part of the project: “Ecology and Ethology of the Great White Shark”, has been […]
14 October 2019

Internship Polytechnic Marche students at the CSS

End in October 2019 of the CSS pre-graduate curricular internship for two students in the Master of Science in the Polytechnic of the Marche, Degree Course […]