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Do You Want to Swim with Whale Sharks? Yes, You Do!

Do You Want to Swim with Whale Sharks? Yes, You Do!

Do you want to swim with Whale Sharks? Every summer, from May 15 until September 15, a marvelous event happens in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Hundreds of mostly juvenile male Whale Sharks migrate to feast on plankton and fish eggs, and, perhaps, to mate. Large females have been seen in the Yucatan, but they […]

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Amazing Women Wednesday: Citizen Scientists in the Yucatan!

Amazing Women Wednesday: Citizen Scientists in the Yucatan!

Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the […]

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