Oceanographic influences on a global whale shark hotspot in southern Mozambique




Coastal aggregations of whale sharks Rhincodon typus around the world are generally seasonal and driven by prey availability. At a major aggregation site in southern Mozambique, whale sharks are, somewhat unusually, present and seen feeding throughout the year. We investigated potential oceanographic mechanisms that may regulate prey availability on the narrow regional shelf and hence account for this year-round whale shark hotspot.


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- Gaza;
- Inhambane;
- Maputo (cidade);
- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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