Skip to main content

Deep-diving behaviour of a whale shark Rhincodon typus during long-distance movement in the western Indian Ocean

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

A whale shark Rhincodon typus satellite tagged off the coast of Mozambique showed a highly directional movement across the Mozambique Channel and around the southern tip of Madagascar, a minimum distance of 1200 km in 87 days. Dives to depths well into the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones (1286 m maximum depth) were recorded in a bathymetrically non-constraining habitat. The water temperature range recorded during the fish’s movement was 3·4–29·9° C.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: deep diving; dive behaviour; foraging; migration; ocean stratification; satellite tagging

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, U.K. 2: Manta Ray & Whale Shark Research Centre, Tofo Beach, Mozambique

Publication date: 2009-02-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more