Climate-Challenged Whale Sharks Drawn to Azores

July 16, 2014 6:56 PM

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As sea surface temperatures rise, whale sharks are flocking to waters off of the volcanic Azore islands, a new study has found.

Whale sharks tend to enjoy warmer waters between 79 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (26-30 degrees Celsius), but even these marine titans can't stand the heat, according to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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