WHALE SHARK SIGHTINGS
Whale shark sightings baffle scientists
By Jim Tharpe
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Scientists say they are baffled by the soaring number of whale shark sightings this summer in the northern Gulf of Mexico , an area where the huge polka-dotted fish have been a rare spectacle in the past.
The sheer number of anecdotal reports from the public is amazing,” said Sarasota-based shark scientist Bob Hueter. “There’s obviously something going on.”