Whale Shark Reproduction

Over the last 20 years, whale sharks have made a spectacular increase in popularity with the general public.  As more places become tourist friendly, the Gentle Giant is being sighted more often than ever before.    However, it the largest fish in the sea is still a mystery to researchers.  After years of study and […]

Whale Sharks Potentially in Captivity in Taiwan

Over the past several years, Taiwan has made great strides in implementing laws banning the fishing and finning of whale sharks. This year, however, this small country is trying to capture more sharks in order to put them on display in public aquariums. The controversy has brought world wide concern. Read more about the conservation of Taiwan […]

Whale Shark's Brain Analyzed by Science

Whale Shark's Brain Analyzed by Science

What they wanted to know was how the organization of whale shark brains compared to the brains of other shark species for which scientists had previously obtained neuroanatomical data. Would the brains of two species be more similar if they shared a recent evolutionary ancestor, and were therefore more genetically related? Or would shark brains […]

Whale Sharks in the Georgia Aquarium

Whale Sharks in the Georgia Aquarium

The whale sharks were taken from Taiwan. They were apparently on the slaughter list and if this is the case then they were indeed saved from a gruesome death. If you think about the mechanices involved in getting a whale shark from Taiwan all the way to Atlanta, Georgia you might start to appreciate the […]

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