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Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Seasonal Presence, Residence Time and Habitat Use at Darwin Island, Galapagos Marine Reserve

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Monthly distribution of R. typus at Darwin Island.

Plot showing whale shark sightings per diver hour−1 (left axis, grey bars) with mean Sea Surface Temperature (SST; right axis, grey dotted line) at Darwin Island, Galapagos Marine Reserve, between 2007–2013. Values over columns indicate the sampling effort (i.e., number of surveys) for each month.

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