Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus
Social Group Memberships
Encounter(s) (not all may be currently visible) & Biological Samples
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If more than one point is mapped for the marked individual, the map also displays chevrons to guide you from the first sighting (shown as a green icon) to each subsequent sighting over time. The chevrons do NOT represent a path of travel, just a sequential link across time.
Meet the Adopters
|"I believe that Whale Sharks are often underestimated. Many people only care about the sharks that rip dead carcasses apart and don't think about the gentle giants that keep the ecosystem together. To save the Whale Shark may save other species."|
Research Project: normanb
Web Site: http://www.whaleshark.org.au
"Brad leads ECOCEAN Inc. and is a co-Founder of the Whale Shark Photo-identification Library."
Affiliation: Wild Me
Research Project: Wildbook
Web Site: http://www.wildme.org
"Jason is a founder of Wildbook for Whale Sharks and its Information Architect."
Affiliation: Parks and Wildlife Service, Government of Western Australia
Web Site: http://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/