First visual record of a living basking shark Cetorhinus maximus in the Caribbean Sea

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Abstract

The occurrence of basking sharks in the Caribbean Sea is only recently documented by satellite tagging studies, which show that some individuals migrate through the region en route from waters off the east coast of the USA to waters off northeastern South-America. The observation of a basking shark on 7 November 2013 ca. 130 km north-northeast of Aruba during an aerial survey of marine mammals in the waters around the Dutch Leeward Islands is reported. This observation constitutes the first visual record of a living basking shark in the Caribbean.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
JournalCaribbean Journal of Science
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Aruba
  • distribution
  • Dutch Caribbean
  • Migration
  • shark

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