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Join the quest of divers performing never seen before scans and blood tests on the ocean's largest fish.
Researchers braved the waters of Darwin Island, Galapagos to scan these enormous ocean creatures.
An innovative 37-pound ultrasound machine was used to study the reproductive organs of these elusive creatures.
The first-ever blood drawn from this creature revealed hormone levels, shedding light on shark's reproductive system.
Whale sharks are endangered. Studies like these aim to improve conservation strategies.
The last pregnant whale shark to be studied was in 1995. The reproductive systems of these gentle giants is still a mystery.
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