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2014-08-05 06:11:35

The largest fish in the world, at more than 30 feet long, are the whale sharks. Researchers have gained a rare look into the world of these behemoths with a newly-discovered aggregation of juvenile whale sharks off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

2014-07-17 16:41:04

At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise.

Whale Shark Conservation Crowdsourcing
2013-02-09 07:06:08

In a new variety of crowdsourcing, a researcher from Imperial College London is using vacation snapshots to track the movement of whale sharks.

Whale Sharks Studied Using Metabolomics
2012-11-17 05:56:18

The metabolite homarine is a useful indicator of the health status of whale sharks, according to new research from experts at the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

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2011-05-26 10:10:18

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are often thought to be solitary behemoths that live and feed in the open ocean.

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2011-02-07 11:35:00

A new study has found that whale sharks could be even bigger than previously recorded.

2009-09-24 12:41:00

20 openings available to tag sharks in Baja California LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-profit organization Iemanya Oceanica today announced that they are organizing a shark-tagging research expedition to Baja California in October 2009.

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2009-03-11 08:55:00

A group of activists in the Philippines have rescued a whale shark the size of a forearm, believed to be the smallest offspring of the world’s largest fish.

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2008-11-17 14:25:00

A marine biology crew has managed to record a whale shark - the world's biggest fish - expelling food waste, which was then scooped up for research.

2008-07-22 15:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Budget-conscious travel doesn't have to mean forgoing safari dreams -- or sustainable travel goals.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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