Sorry things have been a bit quiet on the blog lately. Our field work season has reached a crescendo, with several back-to-back trips to Mexico where I and others from Georgia Aquarium are studying whale sharks that aggregate annually in the coastal waters of the Yucatan, and thats left little time for writing. To learn more about the whale shark project, go here. Its been a real treat lately, with hundreds of sharks feeding in the area east of Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres. Between the boat work, which focuses on photo cataloguing and ecological sampling, and aerial surveys, which focus on counting and distribution, we’ve been gathering a ton of data that will help shed light on why these aggregations form, and how to better protect them in the future. Rather than write about it, I figured I’d let the pictures do some talking. Required legalese: all these images are copyright 2010 Alistair Dove/Georgia Aquarium and may not be reproduced without permission.