Sharp increase in Ningaloo whale shark injuries might be due to boat encounters

Almost one-fifth of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Marine Park show major scarring or fin amputations, with the number of injured animals increasing in recent years, new research reveals.

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Last updated on 27 January 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Australia
Region: 
Oceania
Threats: 
Ocean circulation
Species: 
Rhincodon typus
Species group: 
Fish