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Whale Of A Shark

This image shows two whale sharks feeding with jacks in the Red Sea. Whale sharks (Rincodon typus) are rare but widely distributed throughout the world's tropical oceans. Despite their distribution, they are poorly understood. Biologists are using pop-up satellite archival tags (PSAT) to examine movements of whale sharks in the Red Sea in hopes of gaining more of an understanding of these creatures.
Image credit: Simon Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution