AQS 216 : Elasmobranch Husbandry

Examines the history of captive shark and ray management, current regulations, legislation and conservation of elasmobranches. Emphasizes requirements associated with keeping a healthy population of elasmobranches.

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Course Outcomes

  • Identify commonly kept species of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays).
  • Identify proper nutrition, commonly encountered health conditions, and common behavior associated with elasmobranchs in captive environments.
  • Discuss factors necessary for the safe handling, immobilization and transport of elasmobranchs.
  • Discuss factors influencing the long-term success in keeping elasmobranchs in controlled captive environments.

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2

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