Research of Whale Shark Reproduction

New Steps in the Research of pregnant Whale Sharks

Did you know that almost everything we knew about pregnant whale sharks came from one female caught by a commercial fishing boat in 1995 ? And some of the conclusions drawn at the time are now proving to be incorrect.

New Research into detecting if a female whale shark is pregnant involves ultrasound devices and even "jet packs" to swim along them. So far it seems to be in the early stages though, only a handful of female whale sharks were tested so far.

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