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Supplemental Information

Whale shark diurnal vertical movement

Diurnal changes in vertical movements recorded during the open-tag deployment. Day depicted in green & night in blue. Increased changes of swimming depth during daylight hours coincides with peak ecotour vessel activity.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.145v1/supp-1

Supplemental Information 2

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.145v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Two authors who lead the research are employed by the Georgia Aquarium who funded the study as part of a comprehensive whale shark research program. There are no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Jacob J Levenson conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Robert Cooper analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Colin Ware conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Jacqueline Sly contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

David Wise contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Rafael de la Parra-Venegas performed the experiments, made other contributions.

Alistair D.M. Dove performed the experiments, made other contributions.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Direccion Vida Silvestre Semarnat

SGPA/DGVS 10048/12

Funding

Field work funding was provided by the Georgia Aquarium. Support for data analysis, tag construction and materials provided by the authors. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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