Whale Shark Bibliography

Bass, A.J., J.D. D’Aubrey, and N. Kistnasamy. 1975. Sharks of the East Coast of Southern Africa. IV. The Families Odontaspididae, Scapanorhynchidae, Isuridae, Cetorhinidae, Alopiidae, Orectolobidaeand Rhiniodontidae. Oceanographic Research Institute, Investigational Report No. 39. Durban. 102 pp.

Baughman, J.L. 1955. The Oviparity of the Whale Shark, Rhineodon typus, with Records of This and Other Fishes in Texas Waters. Copeia, 1955(1): 54-55.

Bean, Barton A. 1905. The History of the Whale Shark (Rhinodon typicus Smith). Smithsonian Misc. Coll., 48(2): 139-148.

Beckley, Lynnath E., Geremy Cliff, Malcolm J. Smale, and Leonard J.V. Compagno. 1997. Recent Strandings and Sightings of Whale Sharks in South Africa. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 50: 343-348.

Bishop, J.M., and A.-R. Abdul-Ghaffar. 1993. Whale Shark Observations off Kuwait’s Coast in 1992. J. Fish Biol., 43: 939-940.

Chang, Wen-Been, Ming-Yih Leu and Lee-Shing Fang. 1997. Embryos of the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus: Early Growth and Size Distribution.

Clark, Eugenie. 1992. Whale Sharks: Gentle Monsters of the Deep. Nat. Geogr., 182(6) [December 1982]: 120-139.

Clark, Eugenie, and Diane R. Nelson. 1997. Young Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, Feeding on a Copepod Bloom Near La Paz, Mexico. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 50: 63-73.

Colman, J.G. A Review of the Biology and Ecology of the Whale Shark. J. Fish Biol., 51: 1219-1234.

Courtney, Brian. 2001. Enormous Enigma. Sport Diver, 9(3) [April 2001]: 50-55.

Denison, Robert H. 1937. Anatomy of the Head and Pelvic Fin of the Whale Shark, Rhineodon. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 73: 477-515.

Drollette, Dan. 1999. World’s Biggest Fish. Int. Wildl., 29(1) [January-February 1999]: 22-27.

Eckert, Scott A., and Brent S. Stewart. 2001. Telemetry and Satellite Tracking of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and the North Pacific Ocean. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 60(1-3): 299-308.

Garrick, J.A.F. 1964. Additional Information on the Morphology of an Embryo Whale Shark. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 115(3476): 1-7

Gudger, E.W. 1941. The Feeding Organs of the Whale Shark, Rhineodon typus. J. Morphol., 68: 81-99.

Gudger, E.W. 1941. The Food and Feeding habits of the Whale Shark, Rhineodon typus. J. Elisha Mitschell Sci. Soc., 57: 57-72.

Gunn, J.S., J.D. Stevens, T.L.O. Davis, and B.M. Norman. 1999. Observations on the Short-Term Movements and Behaviour of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Mar. Biol., 135: 553-559.

Iwasaki, Y. 1970. On the Distribution and Environment of the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus, in Skipjack Fishing Grounds in the Western Pacific Ocean. J. Coll. Mar. Sci. Technol. Tokai Univ., 4: 37-51.

Johnson, Richard H. 1978. Sharks of Polynesia. Les Editions du Pacifique, Papeete. 170 pp.

Joung, Shoou-Jeng, Che-Tsung Chen, Eugenie Clark, Senzo Uchida and William Y.P. Huang. 1996. The Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus, is a Livebearer: 300 Embryos Found in One ‘Megamamma’ Supreme. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 46: 219-223.

Kukuyev, E.I. 1996. The New Finds in Recently Born Individuals of the Whale Shark Rhiniodon typus (Rhiniodontidae) in the Atlantic Ocean. J. Ichthyol., 36(2): 203-205.

Muller, M. 1999. Size Limitations in Semicircular Duct Systems. J. Theor. Biol., 198: 405-437.

Nolan, Ron S., and Leighton R. Taylor. 1978. Mini, the Friendly Whale Shark. Sea Front., 3(6): 169-176.

Reid, George K. 1957. External Morphology of an Embryo Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus Smith. Copeia, 1957(2): 157-158.

Seshapa, G., V.S.K. Chennubholta, and K.V. Sommasekharan Nair. 1972. A Note on the Whale Shark Rhincodon typus Smith Caught off Calicut. Ind. J. Fish., 19(1&2): 200-201.

Silas, E.G., and M.S. Rajagopalan. 1963. On a Recent Capture of a Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus Smith) at Tuticorin, with a Note on Information to be Obtained on Whale Sharks from Indian Waters. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. India, 5(1): 153-157.

Springer, Stewart. 1957. Some Observations on the Behavior of Schools of Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico and Adjacent Waters. Ecol., 38(1): 166-171. [Description of vertical pump-feeding in Whale Shark, including swallowing several tunas]

Taylor, Geoff. 1989. Whale Sharks of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia: a Preliminary Report. W. Austr. Nat., 18(1): 7-12.

Taylor, Geoff. 1994. Whale Sharks: The Giants of Ningaloo Reef. Angus & Robertson, Sydney. 176 pp.

Taylor, Geoff. 1993. Big Fish Story. BBC Wildl., 11(8): 38-43.

Taylor, J.G. 1996. Seasonal Occurrence, Distribution and Movements of the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus, at Ningaloo Reef, western Australia. Mar. Freshw. Res., 47: 637-642.

Von Etzdorf, Barbara. 1996. Whale Sharks — the World’s Largest Fish. Africa Envir. & Wildl., 4(1) [January-February 1996]: 59-65.

White, E. Grace. 1930. The Whale Shark, Rhineodon typus, Desscription of the Skeletal Parts and Classification Based on the Marathon Specimen Captured in 1923. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 129-160.

Wilson, Steven G., and Dennyse R. Newbound. 2001. Two Whale Shark Fecal Samples from Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Bull. Mar. Sci., 68(2): 361-362.

Wilson, Steven G., John G. Taylor, and Alan F. Pearce. 2001. The Seasonal Aggregation of Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia: Currents, Migrations and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 61: 1-11.

Wintner, Sabine P. 2000. Preliminary Study of Vertebral Growth Rings in the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus, from the East Coast of South Africa. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 59: 441-451.

Wolfson, F.H. 1983. Records of Seven Juveniles of the Whale Shark, Rhiniodon typus. J. Fish Biol., 22: 647-655.

Wolfson, Fay H. 1986. Occurrences of the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus Smith. pp 208-226 In T. Uyeno, R. Arai, T. Taniuchi, and K. Matsuura (eds.) Indo-Pacific Fish Biology: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Indo-Pacific Fishes. Ichthyological Society of Japan, Tokyo.

Wolfson, Fay Henry, and Giuseppe Nortobartolo Di Sciara. 1981. The Whale Shark, Rhiniodon typus Smith, 1828: an Annotated Bibliography. Atti. Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Museo Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano., 122(3-4): 171-203.

Zhardin, M.F., A.A. Nesterov, and L.A. Pereira. 1998. A Whale Shark Rhiniodon typus at the Beach of Musul Island (Angola). J. Ichthyol., 38(3): 272-274.


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