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O’Connell, C.P. Submitted.  The utilization of prey-simulating electrodes to analyze the predatory tactics of the great hammerhead shark.  Mar. Fresh. Behav. Physiol. 


O’Connell, C.P., S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, M. Meyer, and C.A. Matthee.  Submitted.  The influence of kelp density on white shark presence within the Dyer Island Nature Reserve, South Africa.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 


O’Connell, C.P., S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, M. Meyer, and C.A. Matthee.  2017.  Testing the exclusion capabilities and durability of the Sharksafe Barrier to determine its viability as an ecofriendly alternative to current shark culling methodologies.  Aqua. Conserv.:  Mar. Fresh. Ecosys. 


Uchoa, M., C.P. O’Connell, T. Goreau.  2017. The effects of Biorock-associated electric fields on the Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) and the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas).  Animal Biology. 


O’Connell, C.P. and G. Leurs.  2016.  The utilization of laser photogrammetry and dorsal fin photoidentification to assess the life history characteristics of the great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran).  J. Fish. Biol.


Leurs, G., C.P. O’Connell, S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, and H. Vonk Noordegraaf.  2015. Risks and advantages of using surface laser photogrammetry on free-ranging organisms:  a case study on white sharks Carcharodon carcharias.  J. Fish. Biol. 


O’Connell, C.P., Hyun, S.-Y., Rillahan, C.B., He, P.  2014.  Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) exclusion properties of the Sharksafe barrier and behavioral validation using the ARIS sonar technology.  Glob. Ecol. Cons.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., S-Y. Hyun, S.H. Gruber, and P. He.  2014.  The Use of Permanent Magnets to Reduce Elasmobranch Encounter with a Simulated Beach Net.  2.  The Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran).  End. Spec. Res.  Link.


de Jonge, V.N., O’Connell, C.P.  2014.  Editorial – Special Issue:  Shark Defense.  Ocean Coast. Manag.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., de Jonge, V.N.  2014.  Integrating the findings from this special issue and suggestions for future conservation efforts – A brief synopsis.  Ocean Coast. Manag.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., P. He.  2014.  A Large Scale Field Analysis Examining the Effect of Magnetically-Treated Baits and Barriers on Teleost and Elasmobranch Behavior.  Ocean Coast. Manag.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, C.A. Matthee, M. Meyer, and P.He.  2014.  Effects of the Sharksafe barrier on white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) behavior and its implications for future conservation technologies.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.  Link.


O'Connell, C.P., S.H. Gruber, T.J. O'Connell, G. Johnson, K. Grudecki, and P. He.  2014.  The Use of Permanent Magnets to Reduce Elasmobranch Encounter with a Simulated Beach Net.  1.  The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas).  Ocean and Coast Manag.


Andreotti, S., M. Rutzen, P.L. Wesche, C.P. O’Connell, M. Meyer, H. Oosthuizen, and C.A. Matthee.  2014.  A Novel Categorization System to Organize a Large Photo Identification Database for White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias.  Afri. J. Mar. Sci.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., Guttridge, T.L., Brooks, J., Finger, J.S., Gruber, S.H., He, P.  2013.  Behavioral modification of visually deprived lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) towards magnetic fields.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.  453:  131-137.  Link


Smith, L.E. and C.P. O’Connell.  In Press – 2013.  The effects of neodymium-iron-boron permanent magnets on the behaviour of the small spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) and the thornback skate (Raja clavata).  Ocean Coast. Manag. Link.


Stroud, E.M., C.P. O’Connell, P.H. Rice, N.H. Snow, B.B. Barnes, M.R. Elshaer, and J.E. Hanson.  2013.  Chemical shark repellent:  Myth or fact?  The effect of a shark necromone on shark feeding behavior.  Ocean and Coast. Manag.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, M. Meyer, and P.He.  2012.  The use of permanent magnets to reduce elasmobranch encounter with a simulated beach net. 2. The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)  Ocean and Coast. Manag.  Special Issue.   Link.


O’Connell, C.P., E.M. Stroud, and P. He.  In Press – 2012.  The Emerging Field of Electrosensory and Semiochemical Shark Repellents: Mechanisms of Detection, Overview of Past Studies, and Future Directions.  Ocean and Coast. Manag.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., P.He, J. Joyce, E.M. Stroud, and P.H. Rice.  In Press - 2012.  Effects of the SMART Hook™ (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated Hook) on Spiny Dogfish Catch in the Gulf of Maine.  Ocean Coast. Manag.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., D.C. Abel, E.M. Stroud.  2011.  Analysis of permanent magnets as elasmobranch bycatch reduction devices in hook-and-line and longline trials.  Fish. Bull.  109(4):  394-401.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., S.H. Gruber, D.C. Abel, E.M. Stroud. and P.H. Rice.  2011.  The responses of juvenile lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, to a magnetic barrier.  Ocean Coast. Manag.  54(3):  225-230.  Link.


O’Connell, C.P., Abel, D.C., Rice, P.H., Stroud, E.M. and Simuro, N.C.  2010.  Responses of the Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) and the Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) to Permanent Magnets.  Mar. Freshw. Behav. Phy. 43:  63-73.  Link.


O'Connell, C.P. 2008.  Investigation of Grade C8 Barium Ferrite (BaFe2O4) Permanent Magnets as a Possible

Elasmobranch Bycatch Reduction System.  In:  Swimmer, Y., J.H. Wang, and L. McNaughton. 2008. Shark deterrent and incidental capture workshop, April 10-11, 2008. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-16. 72p.  Link.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Magazine Publications

O’Connell, C.P.  2013.  The Sharksafe Barrier Project:  A New and Eco-friendly Solution to Detrimental Beach Nets.  Shark Focus Magazine.  Link.



Photograph Publications

Ocean and Coastal Management Special Issue:  Cover Photograph

Photograph:  Southern Stringray at the Sapona. Link.


Smithsonian Magazine: Top 10 Shark Photographs in Last 10 Years                                             

Photograph:  Great Hammerhead Swimming Overhead. Link.


American Elasmobranch Society Calendar                                                                                            

Photograph:  Caribbean Reef Shark Cruising the Shallows.


American Elasmobranch Society Calendar

Photograph:  Great Hammerhead Shark Swimming Overhead in South Bimini, Bahamas. 


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