Latest Whale shark Stories

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.

2008-07-20 09:00:00

By Stephanie Cuevas, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 20--BILOXI -- In 2003, a small group of researchers from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab stumbled upon a pod of 16 whale sharks several miles south of the coast of Venice, La., while conducting a study on sargasm weed. Dr.

2008-01-03 09:21:53

Whale sharks, which grow to weigh as much as t

2007-06-13 17:12:59

Georgia Aquarium officials say it may be months before they know what caused Wednesday's death of another whale shark, the second this year at the only facility outside Asia that displays the huge, rare fish.

2007-01-12 09:47:44

A prized whale shark at the world's largest aquarium died Thursday night, the second death of a popular animal at the center in 10 days.

2006-06-05 16:01:05

The world's largest aquarium has added two of the world's largest fish.

2005-10-06 17:40:00

Computer software developed by astrophysicists to locate stars and galaxies in the night sky could help save the whale shark - whose spotted skin is like a starry sky - from extinction, according to new research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology.

2005-07-21 18:26:21

Basking sharks are much more canny predators than previously thought, ecologists have discovered. According to new research published online by the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology, basking sharks are able to reverse their normal pattern of diving at dawn and surfacing at dusk in order to foil the attempts of zooplankton trying to evade capture. As well as shedding new light on basking behaviour, the results have important implications for the conservation of shark species.

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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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