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Identified as: T-008
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Taxonomy Rhincodon typus
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Noticeable scarring: Tail (caudal) fin
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cut at front of upper caudal fin, at juncture with caudal peduncle, most noticeable on left side. scar appears to have been caused by a rope.
it also has a small "notch" at the tip of the upper caudal fin.
i am a resident diving instructor in the gulf of thailand and have witnessed many whale sharks in this area.
almost all sightings are of juvenile females between 3-5m in length.
the shark described above is a frequent visitor to this area.
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19 left-side spots added. 17 right-side spots added.
Pattern Matching ResultsGroth: Left-side scan results