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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.
Researchers have always believed that Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) mostly lived near the ocean's surface because they are most often observed gliding through shallow, warm waters.
Ocean scientists have known for a long time that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, before they move into the coral reefs as adults.
A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents how larval dispersal connects marine fish populations in a network of marine protected areas â€“ information that is critical for fisheries managers.
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.