Fri, 24 August 2018
Whale Sharks are a huge and iconic species that are found to have migrated long distances; however, there is still much to be discovered about the species. For instance, do juvenile Whale Sharks travel the same long distances as the adults? The answer is yes...and no.
A recent study found that juvenile Whale Sharks swam a large distance for the 126 day study period (2,580 km); however, the sharks stayed within the same islands in the Philippines where there was plenty of food. So they same quite a bit, but didn't move to across an ocean like some of the adults. They stayed within specific regions.
Mongabay covered the story and did a great job and hitting some interesting facts, which I discuss in this episode.
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Direct download: SUFB_S545_WhaleSharkTrackRevealsImportantHabitatsForJuvenileSharks.mp3
Category:Whale Sharks -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT