Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia offers tourists a chance to swim with whale sharks, and is the site of a new research laboratory. Photo: Getty Images
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia offers tourists a chance to swim with whale sharks, and is the site of a new research laboratory. Photo: Getty Images

Whale sharks tracked using eDNA, and techniques from a forensic crime lab, to solve mysteries of the giant fish in Western Australia where they gather

  • Up to 500 whale sharks gather at Ningaloo Reef every year, and scientists at a newly built research facility use the opportunity to find out more about them
  • They will study environmental DNA to assess the diversity of the whale shark population, and in due course the prevalence of other marine species

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia offers tourists a chance to swim with whale sharks, and is the site of a new research laboratory. Photo: Getty Images
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia offers tourists a chance to swim with whale sharks, and is the site of a new research laboratory. Photo: Getty Images
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