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The heat makes oceanic whitetip sharks go deep

June 26th, 2018

Oceanic Whitetip Shark by Lance Jordan

Warm sea surface temperatures during summers have drastic effects on the diving behaviour of oceanic whitetip sharks, and could have profound implications for their survival as the climate changes, researchers say.

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Climate change may cause rethink for Ningaloo protection

August 17th, 2016

Southern view of Ningaloo Marine Park

A new study of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park has found that further protection may be needed to shield the reef against the impacts of climate change.

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Feeding habits of Ningaloo stingrays in the spotlight

May 6th, 2013

A new study has shed light on the diets and feeding habits of Ningaloo’s stingrays, information which has never been documented before. “As meso-predators, stingrays are an important link between the top and bottom of the food chain,” said Dr Owen O’Shea, of Murdoch University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. “They are ‘engineers […]

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