The Fish Ecology Lab

The Ocean Twilight Zone Project

RS 7Just out, a new paper from the Fish Ecology Lab and collaborators describing a new aggregation site for juvenile whale sharks in the southern Red Sea.  Interestingly, the sex ratios of the sharks we encountered was approximately 1:1, unlike all other aggregation sites that are dominated by males.  We don’t understand the significance of the relatively high numbers of juvenile females in the Red Sea aggregation yet, but it does highlight the potential importance of this site to whale shark populations in the Indian Ocean and possibly beyond.  Check out the paper (open access at PLoS ONE) using the URL below:

The WHOI press release accompanying the article is here: