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Whale Shark Predators

WHALE SHARK PREDATORS

A juvenile specimen was found in the stomach of a blue shark (Prionace glauca). Another specimen was found in the gut contents of a blue marlin (Makaira nigricans).

  • Parasites Many parasitic copepods were found on the lining of the pharynx of a small (60cm total length) whale shark from Taiwan.

    Whale Shark Parasites

    Examples of parasitic copepods found on elasmobranchs ex Caira (1990) NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 90

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    Food Habits
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