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Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar

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Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar https://t.co/T0O7loz3gy
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Additional Information

Competing Interests

Stella Diamant is the Project Leader at the Madagascar Whale Shark Project. Christoph A Rohner and Simon J Pierce are both Principal Scientists at the Marine Megafauna Foundation. Jeremy J Kiszka is a Research Assistant Professor at Florida International University. Arthur Guillemain d’Echon and Tanguy Guillemain d’Echon own Les Baleines Rand’eau in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Elina Sourisseau is the Coordinator of Mada Megafauna.

Author Contributions

Stella Diamant conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christoph A Rohner conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jeremy J Kiszka conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Arthur Guillemain d’Echon conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Tanguy Guillemain d’Echon conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Elina Sourisseau conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Simon J Pierce conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

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

Authorisation to deploy satellite tags on whale sharks was delivered by the Centre National de Recherches Océanographiques in July 2016 under the number N°16-12-CNRO-N.

Field Study Permissions

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

Authorisation to deploy satellite tags on whale sharks was delivered by the Centre National de Recherches Océanographiques in July 2016 under the number N°16-12-CNRO-N.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Wildbook for Whale Sharks photo-identification database.

Funding

This study was supported by donations to SJP and CAR from two private trusts, Aqua-Firma, Shark Foundation, and Waterlust. Field costs for SD were covered by the PADI Foundation, and camera equipment was donated by IdeaWild. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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