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Swimming with whale sharks – an island tradition

Swimming with whale sharks is nothing new on St Helena. Fishermen used to have to fend them off, to avoid taking an unplanned dip alongside them, according to video-maker Julian Beard. He used a high-tech Go Pro camera to record … Continue reading

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Bella the whale shark leads scientists into deep waters

A satellite tracker attached to one of the whale sharks gathered off St Helena in early 2014 has begun sending signals to scientists – and the movements of the creature, nicknamed Bella, can be followed on the internet. The reading … Continue reading

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Daring divers play tag with giant sharks

It takes a brave person to attach an electronic gizmo to a shark that’s as long as a bus. Two brave people, in St Helena’s case. But the presence of whale sharks off the island has got scientists excited, and … Continue reading

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Whale sharks: St Helena’s biggest tourist attraction?

Whale sharks earn tourist dollars for the few places in the world where they make regular visits, and they could even do the same for St Helena. Now rules are being drawn up to make sure the giant but friendly … Continue reading

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