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Identified as: A-545
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Taxonomy Rhincodon typus
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I'm not sure how many different whale sharks are pictured here. The first shark we saw was 3.9m male with quite visible scarring on his tail.
The others we saw were males much larger and the final was a female 6m long.
Sorry but in the end we ended up swimming with 7 sharks and it got confusing, if you like I can send all photos.
The sharks were swimming close together which we were told was unusual and there were up to three sharks around us on any one snorkel, they were coming close to each other, we were told this might be in preparation for leaving the area.
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19 left-side spots added.
Pattern Matching ResultsGroth: Left-side scan results