Rhincodon typus

The whale sharks of Quintana Roo, Mexico

The whale sharks of Quintana Roo, Mexico

Rhincodon typus

para_sight (138 Posts)

Dr. Alistair Dove is a systematic and ecological parasitologist by training, with broader research interests in the natural history and health of marine animals, especially whale sharks. He is currently Director of Research and Conservation at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta USA. His comments here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Georgia Aquarium





2 comments on “Rhincodon typus
    • Hi there, No one has ever seen whale sharks mating (they don’t spawn), so I can’t tell you that. If you want to know simply when whale sharks are gathering in the Yucatan, it’s Spring for Honduras, Spring/early Summer for Belize, May 15 to Sept 15 for Cancun/Isla Mujeres and summer and early fall for the northern Gulf of mexico. Hope that helps! Al Dove

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