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Whale sharks and their invisible cloak

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Whale sharks are actually pretty well dressed. But their clothes are invisible. They consist of billions of microbes that protect the sharks’ skin.

Tim and Cat chat with marine microbial ecologist and whale shark researcher, Dr Michael Doane, about one of his favorite study subjects.

Mike Doane taking microbial samples from the skin of a whale shark in Tanzania.

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