Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus
Social Group Memberships
Encounter(s) (not all may be currently visible) & Biological Samples
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Meet the Adopters
|"WHALE SHARK RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THESE AMAZING, GORGEOUS AND MYSTERIOUS CREATURES HAVE TO BE KNOWN AND PROTECTED MORE AND MORE FROM EVERYONE. WHALES HARK WAY OF LIFE, FEEDING, BREEDING, COUPLING, MIGRATION HAVE TO BE BETTER KNOWN.
WHALESHARKS ARE LIKE HUGE SPOTTED STARSHIPS IN THE ENDLESS SPACE OF THE OCEAN, BUT THEY ARE SO CALM !!!
THE BIGGEST FISH OF THE WORLD MUST SURVIVE SO THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN ADMIRE ITS BEAUTY AND KEEP LOVING IT AS I DO."
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."
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."