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2015-01-24 10:46:08

Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean, now are protected by NOAA and, if netted, must be released unharmed.

Whale Shark, Maldives
2014-08-13 09:59:28

Three percent of global shark wildlife tourism money is spent viewing whale sharks in the Maldives.

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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.

2014-04-16 12:24:00

-Dates Confirmed for July 25-27, 2014 - ISLA MUJERES, Mexico, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the beauty and culture of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the Department of Tourism for

2014-02-19 23:21:37

Turtle Island Restoration Network, Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos National Park Directorate, UMass Dartmouth and OCEARCH collaborate to conduct multispecies expedition. (PRWEB)

New Shark Species Uses Fins To Walk On Ocean Floor
2013-09-02 10:34:52

Scientists from Conservation International have discovered a new species of shark living in the waters of Indonesia. Unlike other sharks, however, this species has an unusual way of getting around; it walks.

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.


Latest Whale shark Reference Libraries

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2007-03-19 15:01:39

The Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest fish after the whale shark. The basking shark is a cosmopolitan species - it is found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving and generally harmless filter feeder. Like other large sharks, basking sharks are at risk of extinction due to a combination of low resilience and overfishing through increasing demands for the sharks' fins, flesh and organs. Taxonomy This shark is called the basking shark because it...

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postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.