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An Unprecedented Aggregation of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Mexican Coastal Waters of the Caribbean Sea

  • Rafael de la Parra Venegas,

    Affiliation: Proyecto Dominó, Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

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  • Robert Hueter,

    Affiliation: Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, United States of America

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  • Jaime González Cano,

    Affiliation: Proyecto Dominó, Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

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  • John Tyminski,

    Affiliation: Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, United States of America

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  • José Gregorio Remolina,

    Affiliation: Proyecto Dominó, Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

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  • Mike Maslanka,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Andrea Ormos,

    Affiliation: Laboratories of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Lee Weigt,

    Affiliation: Laboratories of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Bruce Carlson,

    Affiliation: Georgia Aquarium Research Center, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Alistair Dove mail

    adove@georgiaaquarium.org

    Affiliation: Georgia Aquarium Research Center, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: April 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018994
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