First record of a whale shark Rhincodon typus in continental Europe

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Abstract

A whale shark Rhincodon typus was found in a set-net in southern Portugal in October 2011. This was the first record for continental Europe and represents an increase of the species' known range. Upwelling events and increase in sea-surface temperatures are possible reasons for this occurrence.

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