She was on an exploratory trip to the islands studying the elusive Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus).
Dr Ramírez latest focus is on Holbox, well known to shark fans the world over as perhaps one of the best places to interact with and see large groupings of these magnificent critters. She has recently publish a new paper on her findings in the Journal of Fish Biology.
Sadly there's growing evidence of vessel strikes on these animals that may be attributed to commercial shark tourism in the region.
Patterns in composition, abundance and scarring of whale sharks Rhincodon typus near Holbox Island, Mexico
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