Whale Shark Seasonal Occurrence & Geographic Distribution

SEASONAL OCCURRENCE GRAPH OF WHALE SHARKS:

The graph below shows the number and date of all Whale Shark sightings on all Texas Pelagics from 1994 to 2014:

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SEASONAL OCCURANCE OF WHALE SHARKS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FROM 2002-2007:

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WHALE SHARK DISTRIBUTION OFF S PADRE ISLAND

This map shows the geographic distribution of Whale Shark sightings on 27 Texas Pelagics mostly from South Padre Island, but also includes 1 trip from Port Aransas and 2 trips from Port O’Connor. Sighting coordinates from the remaining 25 + Texas Pelagics are not available.

Whale Sharks are closely associated with tuna schools and are typically distributed over the outer shelf and into deep pelagic waters

TURTLE & SHARK  DISTRIBUTION OFF S PADRE ISLAND


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Click on the box in the upper left of the map to view the map legend.

Click on each sighting symbol and the data label will appear showing the time, date and the number of birds seen.

Click on the link on the bottom of the map to view a larger map.

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