KAKENHI success: Early-Career Scientist grant to Dr Wyatt

Dr Wyatt has been awarded an Early-Career Scientist (KAKENHI) grant by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to clarify several mysteries surrounding the critically threatened whale shark. The research aims to quantify the global prevalence of foraging specialisation, fasting and herbivory, and | Click for More →

Chemically unravelling mysteries surrounding the world’s largest fish

Foraging, starvation and herbivory in the globally threatened whale shark Whale sharks, filter feeding sharks that travel tropical oceans in search of their microscopic prey, are globally threatened. Despite being the world’s largest fish, reaching over 12 m in length and 21 tonnes, many facets | Click for More →

New paper on multi-tissue isotopic insights into the whale shark (Wyatt et. al., Ecol. Mongr.)

Enhancing insights into foraging specialization in the world’s largest fish using a multi-tissue, multi-isotope approach Alex S.J. Wyatt1*, Rui Matsumoto2, Yoshito Chikaraishi3, Yosuke Miyairi1, Yusuke Yokoyama1, Keiichi Sato4, Nao Ohkouchi3, Toshi Nagata1 1Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan. 2Okinawa | Click for More →

Global analysis reveals how sharks travel the oceans to find food

A major international collaboration, including AORI researcher Dr. Alex Wyatt and authors from 20 other countries, could help global efforts to overturn recent declines in the world’s shark population by providing greater insight into the feeding habits of the world’s most misunderstood fish. Led by | Click for More →

Adding to our isotope axes @ IsoEcol 2016 (Dr Wyatt)

Amino acid and radiocarbon insights from captive whale sharks Alex S.J. WYATT1*, Rui Matsumoto2, Yoshito Chikaraishi3, Yosuke Miyari1, Yusuke Yokoyama1, Keiichi Sato2, Nao Ohkouchi3, Toshi Nagata1 1Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, JAPAN 2Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu, Okinawa, JAPAN 3Japan Agency | Click for More →

Isotopic tools for planktivorous megafauna @ ASLO 2015 (Dr Wyatt)

Isotopic Tools for Assessing Oceanic Versus Reef-Scale Drivers of Planktivorous Megauna Aggregations Alex S.J. WYATT1*, Rui Matsumoto2, Yoshito Chikaraishi3, Keiichi Sato2, Nao Ohkouchi3, Toshi Nagata1 1Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemical Oceanography, Atmosphere & Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, JAPAN. 2Okinawa | Click for More →

Isotope discrimination in captive whale sharks @ IsoEcol 2014 (Dr Wyatt)

Isotope Discrimination in Planktivorous Elasmobranchs Focusing on the World’s Largest Fish, Captive Whale Sharks Rhincodon typus Alex S.J. WYATT1* Rui Matsumoto2 Yoshito Chikaraishi3 Keiichi Sato2 Nao Ohkouchi3 Toshi Nagata1 1Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemical Oceanography, Atmosphere & Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, | Click for More →