Whale Shark Behaviour
Our latest paper from our sudies in Oslob shows behavioural modification & adaptation in responso to stimuli. Compliance of the industry is also addressed.
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The green sea turtle Chelonia mydas leads a pelagic life until they reach >20cm when they take to neritic habitats. What keeps them there and for how long?
Araujo G., Vivier F., Labaja J., Hartley D., Ponzo A. (2017) Assessing the impacts of tourism on the world's largest fish Rhincodon typus at Panaon Island, Southern Leyte, Philippines. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, AQC.2762.
 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2762/abstract
 Stewart JD., Rohner CA, Araujo G., Avila J., Fernando D., Forsberg K., Ponzo A., Rambahiniarison JM., Kurle CM., Semmens BX. Accepted. Trophic overlap in mobulid rays: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series.    


Scientific Publications​ 

Araujo G., Montgomery J., Pahang K., Labaja J., Murray R., Ponzo A. (2016) Using minimally invasive techniques to determine green sea turtle Chelonia mydas life-history parameters, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 483:25-30,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.06.004
Rambahiniarison JM, Araujo G, Lamoste MJ, Labaja J, Snow S, Ponzo A. (2016First records of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi in the Bohol Sea, Philippines, and its implication for conservation. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2016.07.002

Araujo, G., Snow, S., So, C. L., Labaja, J., Murray, R., Colucci, A., and Ponzo, A. (2016) Population structure, residency patterns and movements of whale sharks in Southern Leyte, Philippines: results from dedicated photo-ID and citizen science. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., doi:10.1002/aqc.2636
Schleimer A, Araujo G, Penketh L, Heath A, McCoy E, Labaja J, Lucey A, Ponzo A. (2015)Learning from a provisioning site: code of conduct compliance and behaviour of whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. PeerJ 3:e1452 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1452
Araujo G, Lucey A, Labaja J, So CL, Snow S, et al. (2014) Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines: PeerJ: 1–20. doi:10.7717/peerj.543
   
Whale shark provisioning
My latest conference abstracts and posters can be found on 
https://www.lamave.org/publications

Latest conference abstracts & posters

Montgomery J., Yaptinchay AA., Enolva N., Araujo G., Ponzo A. Philippines: A Megamouth Hotspot. European Elasmobranch Association, Bristol, UK, 2016.
 Thomson J, Araujo G, Labaja J, Mccoy E, Murray R, Ponzo A. Daily abundance
and residency patterns of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at a unique provisioning site in the
Philippines. QScience Proceedings (The 4th International Whale Shark Conference) 2016:iwsc4.5 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qproc.2016.iwsc4.5
Araujo G, Thomson J, Labaja J, Snow S, Montgomery J, Ponzo A. Temperaturedepth-recorder
tags reveal modified diving behaviour by whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu,
Philippines. QScience Proceedings (The 4th International Whale Shark Conference) 2016:iwsc4.4 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qproc.2016.iwsc4.4
Araujo G, So CL, Lucey A, Labaja J, Snow SJ, David DN, Ponzo A. Using Photo-ID in the Philippines to describe the largest aggregation of whale sharks in South East Asia through dedicated research effort and citizen science. IMCC3, Glasgow 2014:C26.2. http://birenheide.com/IMCC2014/program/singlesession.php3?sessid=C26