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Tagging Amazingly Huge Whale Sharks in the Galapagos Islands

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Features Galapagos Marine Biology Photo Essays Research in Action Shark Science Whale Sharks

By Simon Pierce   Roll off the boat, swim frantically to the bottom, cling to a rock. Welcome to diving at Darwin Arch, Galapagos. There’s a lot of water moving past this place. I know that the conditions I had on the last dive, just a couple of hours ago, are no preparation for what […]

Where do fish that are bigger than a bus hide?

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Behaviour Conservation Galapagos Research in Action Whale Sharks

By Alexandra Watts We all know whale sharks are very large. In fact, they are the world’s largest fish. We also know that large animals often travel long distances looking for food: high-density patches or quality food makes feeding more efficient. Take the great migrations in Africa for example, the zebra and the wildebeest follow […]

Giants Of The Galapagos: Solving The Great Whale Shark Mystery

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Conservation Ecuador Galapagos Whale Sharks

by Simon Pierce The Galapagos Islands are a dream destination. For travellers, they are an exotic, remote archipelago. For scientists, they are the spiritual home of evolutionary biology. For explorers, there are still plenty of discoveries to be made. During my visit last month, I had a more specific goal: travel to Darwin Island, in […]

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