Stable Isotope Analysis of Dermis and the Foraging Behavior of Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Stable isotope analysis of dermis was used to examine foraging behavior of whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Values of δ13C and δ15N in dermis were compared to those obtained from likely species of local prey. The δ13C values of zooplankton and nektonic taxa at Ningaloo ranged from...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Lara Marcus, Patti Virtue, Peter D. Nichols, Luciana C. Ferreira, Heidi Pethybridge, Mark G. Meekan
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2019-09-01
Series:Frontiers in Marine Science
Online Access: