Whale shark makes record-setting swim

Having swum with these gentle giants, I am glad to see research continues in an effort to protect them.

A whale shark named Anne covered more than 20,000 kilometres in a 841-day journey across the Pacific Ocean, setting a new long-distance record in tracked migrations for the species. Whale sharks ( Rhincodon typus ) are the world’s biggest fish, and can reach lengths of up to 18 metres. Despite their visibility, however, their migration patterns and distribution remain mysterious. Hector Guzman at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and his colleagues got a glimpse […]

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