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Whale shark feeding

Whale of a Shark

Two whale sharks feeding with jacks in the Red Sea in May 2010. Whale sharks (Rincodon typus) are rare but widely distributed throughout the world's tropical oceans. Despite their distribution, they are poorly understood. WHOI biologists led by Simon Thorrold, director of the Fish Ecology Lab at WHOI, are using PSAT tags to examine movements of whale sharks in the Red Sea in collaboration with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). (Photo by Simon Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, based on work supported by Award Nos. USA 00002 and KSA 00011 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST))


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