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When Giants Turn Up: Sighting Trends, Environmental Influences and Habitat Use of the Manta Ray Manta alfredi at a Coral Reef

  • Fabrice R. A. Jaine mail,

    f.jaine@uq.edu.au

    Affiliations: Biophysical Oceanography Group, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia, Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park, Australia

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  • Lydie I. E. Couturier,

    Affiliations: Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park, Australia, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

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  • Scarla J. Weeks,

    Affiliation: Biophysical Oceanography Group, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

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  • Kathy A. Townsend,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia, Moreton Bay Research Station, The University of Queensland, Dunwich, Australia

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  • Michael B. Bennett,

    Affiliation: School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

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  • Kym Fiora,

    Affiliation: Watersports, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, PO Box 5026, Torquay, Australia

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  • Anthony J. Richardson

    Affiliations: Climate Adaptation Flagship, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park, Australia, Centre for Applications in Natural Resource Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

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  • Published: October 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046170

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