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2012 October 06 Saturday
Gulf of Mexico

Today’s was one of our favorite kinds of flights -- looking for whale sharks!  October is usually the end of the season for finding many of them in the Gulf of Mexico.  But scientists don’t really know much about where whale sharks go and when, and people like us have only been finding them from the air for a little over two years, so every flight is a new search, and we stay on alert the entire time.  This time of year is when we especially find them near large active bait balls, where the big tuna are jumping, too.  Today was no exception.

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Read the full article and see all the photos here!