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Recent whale shark (Rhincodon typus) beach strandings in Australia

Speed, Conrad W., Meekan, Mark G., Russell, B. C. and Bradshaw, Corey J. A. (2009). Recent whale shark (Rhincodon typus) beach strandings in Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records,2:e15.

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Title Recent whale shark (Rhincodon typus) beach strandings in Australia
Author Speed, Conrad W.
Meekan, Mark G.
Russell, B. C.
Bradshaw, Corey J. A.
Journal Name Marine Biodiversity Records
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 2
ISSN 1755-2672   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page e15
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Field of Research 0602 - Ecology
0608 - Zoology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract We document two recent beach strandings of whale sharks on both the east and west coasts of Australia and compare them to strandings of other species of shark and cetaceans. Historically, whale shark stranding is an unusual phenomenon in Australia. Although the reasons for whale shark strandings are speculative, their low frequency suggests they are unlikely to pose any considerable threat to the population viability of this species in Australia.
Keywords whale shark
Rhincodon typus
beach stranding
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