A review of the biology and ecology of the whale shark

Authors

  • J. G. Colman

    1. Marine Conservation Branch, Department of Conservation and Land Management, 47 Henry Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Abstract

The information available on the biology and ecology of the whale shark is reviewed, and is updated from material published since 1986. Research work carried out on the seasonal aggregation of whale sharks at the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is summarized. Future research studies on whale sharks in the Ningaloo Marine Park are discussed in the context of management of sustainable whale shark interaction tourism.

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