Diving behaviour of whale sharks in relation to a predictable food pulse.

  title={Diving behaviour of whale sharks in relation to a predictable food pulse.},
  author={Rachel T. Graham and Callum M. Roberts and James C. R. Smart},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={3 6},
We present diving data for four whale sharks in relation to a predictable food pulse (reef fish spawn) and an analysis of the longest continuous fine-resolution diving record for a planktivorous shark. Fine-resolution pressure data from a recovered pop-up archival satellite tag deployed for 206 days on a whale shark were analysed using the fast Fourier Transform method for frequency domain analysis of time-series. The results demonstrated that a free-ranging whale shark displays ultradian, diel… CONTINUE READING
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