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whale shark in the ocean depths
September 5, 2019

In the crystal-clear waters of Cenderawasih Bay, in the Indonesian province of West Papua, two researchers spend their days chasing down one of Earth’s most mysterious creatures: the whale shark. For Abraham Sianipar and Mark Erdmann — Conservation International scientists and world experts on whale sharks — studying the planet’s biggest fish involves tracking their long-distance trips across the Pacific, understanding the challenges they face in a rapidly changing climate — and diving deep into their complicated relationship with humans.

 

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