Whale Shark Research on the Belize Barrier Reef
About Whale Sharks
Gladden Spit & Silk Cayes Marine Reserve
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Help Unravel the Whale Shark Mystery
The Florida Program for Shark Research is happy to collaborate with Rachel Graham, our new research associate.
Rachel Graham is currently working on a continuing research project that
is providing new insights into the natural history, migratory and feeding behavior of whale sharks in the
context of fish spawning aggregations. The project includes a team of collaborators from the Belize Department
of Fisheries, Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, Friends of Nature, local
fishermen and tour-guides, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, GreenReef, University of Belize
and the Belize Audubon Society. Research has been funded by the UK Darwin Initiative, Natural Environment Research
Council, and the Oak Foundation.
In addition to her work on whale sharks, Rachel is also working with FPSR personnel on other shark behavior investigations
in Costa Rica and Belize.
Email Rachel Graham at email@example.com