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Whale shark in Red Sea

A Sight to Behold

WHOI Senior scientist and Director of the Ocean Life Institute Simon Thorrold is tagging whale sharks in the Red Sea with the support of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and reporting back via Facebook. On April 1, Thorrold sent this photo and wrote: "One of the sharks from yesterday was considerably further offshore than we normally see them and in some beautiful blue water that made for a good photo op. This shark also got a GPS tag so we will wait anxiously to see if we hear from the tag in the next few days." Thorrold will continue reporting in through the end of the week. To follow this and other news from WHOI, become a fan of the Institution on Facebook. (Photo courtesy of Pedro De La Torre, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)


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