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Scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini, utilizes deep-water, hypoxic zone in the Gulf of California

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A hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini tracked for 74 days revealed an expansion of the range of vertical distribution for the species to include the extreme hypoxic environment of the oxygen minimum layer in the Gulf of California.

Keywords: diving; hypoxia; oxygen minimum layer; vertical habitat

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, U.S.A. 2: Centro de Investigaciones del Noroeste, Apartado Postal 128, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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