[Coral-List] Research that supports (or not) Provisioning?

Melbourne Briscoe Mel at briscoe.com
Tue Nov 1 11:13:38 EDT 2016

I need some citations that address whether "provisioning" has caused
behavioral changes that cause harassment or endangerment of divers who were
not involved in the provisioning. DEMA has made the statement: "studies
suggest that shark diving from cages, which most often includes provisioning
ecotourism, does not create the risk to swimmers, divers and kayakers"


They quote three studies to support their argument: Hammerschlag, et al
(2012); Johnson and Koch (2006); and Meyer et al (2009). 

Are there studies that do NOT support their argument?

Are there studies about provisioning other than sharks that argue against


Thanks - there is some urgency in my request.


Mel Briscoe

OceanGeeks LLC

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