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Newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation in Red Sea

August 1, 2014

juvenile whale sharks Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus)--which grow more than 30 feet long--are the largest fish in the world's oceans, but little is known about their movements on a daily basis or over years. Now, a newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation off Saudi Arabia is giving researchers a rare glimpse into the lives of these gentle giants. Full Story

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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