Migration patterns of whalesharks from 2005-2008 and the Oceanic Shoals CMR

The Whale Shark is listed as vulnerable and migratory under Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Act.  Each year from March to May, whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), aggregate on the NW Australian continental shelf, particularly around Ningaloo Reef. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has a long-term research project that aims to determine regional long-term movement patterns of Australian whale sharks by tracking sharks with a variety of tags (principally Wildlife Computers SPLASH tags).  

Use the interactive map below to view how many and which whale sharks tracked within Oceanic Shoals CMR from 2005 to 2008. 

 

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