Posted by: Hendra Siry | 16 January, 2008

Whale Shark Number Increasing, Study Finds

A study recently published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America has found an increase in the population of whale sharks. The study, conducted over twelve years by Australian and U.S. marine biologists, attributes the increase in population to conservation practices at Ningaloo Reef, off the Western Australian coast, where whale sharks migrate every year. Also noteworthy is that this study contradicts previous studies that suggest that whale shark numbers are declining in the area.

Source: Lindy Kerin, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News, 26 December 2007


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