The Shark Research Institute Research Reports page contains several peer-reviewed papers that have appeared in scientific journals as well as a selection of reports that represent important contributions to the existing knowledge, but which have not been published in national or international scientific journals. 

The following Reports are available: 


Schmidt, Jennifer V, Chien-Chi Chen, Saad I. Sheikh, Mark  G. Meekan, Bradley L. Norman, Shoou-Jeng Joung (2010) Paternity Analysis in a litter of whale shark embryos, Endangered Species Research, Vol. 12: 117-124


Schmidt, Jennifer V, Claudia L. Schmidt, Fusun Ozer, Robin E. Ernst, Kevin A. Feldheim, Mary V. Ashley, Marie Levine (2009), Low Genetic Differentiation across Three Major Ocean Populations of the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typusm. PLoS ONE 4(4): e4988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004988


Levine, Marie (2008) Whale Sharks of Donsol, Report to Explorers Club.
Potenski, Matthew, (2008) Mafia Island, Tanzania, Report of Field Research & Supplemental Work: November 2007 to March 2008.


Potenski, Matthew. (2007) Mafia Island, Tanzania, Field Season 1: November 2006 to March 2007, Preliminary Tagging Report.
Gifford Andrew, L.J.V. Compagno, M. Levine and A. Antoniou, (2007) Satellite tracking of whale sharks using tethered tags. Fisheries Research, Whale Sharks: Science, Conservation and Management. Proceedings of the First International Whale Shark Conference.
Gifford, Andrew, L.J.V. Compagno & Marie Levine. (2007) Aerial Surveys of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) off the East Coast of Southern Africa. In: T.R. Irvine and J.K. Keesing (Eds.) Proceedings of the First International Whale Shark Conference, 9-12 May 2005 Australia.
Arauz, Randall, Alex Antoniou, Ilena Zanela, L.J.V. Compagno & Marie Levine, Preliminary Results: Census of sharks of the National Marine Park at Cocos Island: July 2005 to May 2007.


Excercise Jurassic Shark, Cocos Island July 2 - 15, 2006
Arauz, Randall & Alex Antoniou. (2006) Preliminary Results: Movements of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) tagged in Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica, 2005. Memoria: Primer Seminario Taller Sobre el Estado del Conocimiento de la Condrictio fauna de Costa Rica. 8-9 (Spanish)


Ritter, Erich. K. and Marie Levine (2005), Bite motivation of sharks reflected by the wound structure on humans. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. Jun; 26(2):136-40.


Potenski, Matthew, (2004), Manta Ecuador, Expedition Report
Patil, Arun. (2004) Whale Shark Project India: Feasibility Study. SRI-India.
Ritter, Erich & Marie Levine (2004) Use of Forensic Analysis to Better Understand Shark Attack Behaviour. The Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, Vol.22 No.2, December 2004


Antoniou, Alex & Marie Levine (2003) Archival Pop-Up Satellite Tagging of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Honduras and the Galapagos Islands
Patil, Arun. (2002) Whale Shark Project India: Post-Ban. SRI-India.


Patil, Arun.(2001) Whale Shark Project India: Assessment of Whale Shark Fishery. SRI-India


Gifford, Andrew (1999) Consolidated Summary of the fieldwork studies done on the Whale Sharks off the East Coast of Southern Africa fro the period 1993 to 1998.


Gifford, Andrew (1998) Report on the Fifth Whale Shark Tagging and Survey Program for the period May 1, 1997 to April 30, 1998. SRI South Africa.


Gifford, Andrew (1997) Report on the Third and Fourth Whale Shark Tagging and Survey Programs for the period May 1, 1995 to April 30, 1997. SRI South Africa.


Levine, M. (1996). Ch 40.Unprovoked Attacks by White Sharks Off the South African Coast. The biology of Carcharodon carcharias.A. P. Klimley and D. G. Ainley. San Diego, Academic Press: 435-448


Gifford, Andrew (1994) Preliminary whale shark tagging & survey program for the period December 1, 1993 to April 30, 1994. SRI South Africa.