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Tagging a whale shark

Hueter tagging

(Image credit: John Tyminski)

Mote Marine Laboratory's Robert Hueter tags a whale shark. The sharks' white spots earn them the nickname "domino" in Mexico.

Stephanie Pappas
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.