Brazil recently announced the creation of two marine protected areas totaling 900,000 square kilometers.
In Indonesia, scientists give whale sharks “physicals” — measuring, tagging and taking blood samples underwater, in 30 minutes — to assess the health of both the species and the surrounding waters.
Two years into a whale shark tracking program, scientists are learning new facts about the world’s largest fish.
The latest news on the travels of Indonesia’s tagged whale sharks.
As Shark Week kicks off, check out the latest science on these ocean giants.
Technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding the world’s largest fish.
The more we know about the animals’ behavior, the better we can help communities value and protect them.
Despite all our technology and science, humans know very little about the world’s largest fish.
In addition to shark research, this expedition’s scientists may have discovered two new fish species.
The team tags three more sharks to expand knowledge about these mysterious animals.