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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).

2012-03-30 23:00:10

The zoology website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science.

2012-02-15 08:00:00

The zoology website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science.

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2011-07-20 13:15:00

Scientists off South Africa's Cape were surprised as a half-ton great white shark jumped into their research boat with them.

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2011-06-29 08:00:00

Shark populations over the last 50 years have decreased dramatically.

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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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2011-05-23 09:20:31

A star-mapping algorithm for the Hubble Space Telescope also helps researchers keep tabs on rare animals.


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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