Encounter Unassigned

An encounter is a sighting of a single animal at a specific location and time. Learn more.

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Description: Azores - Santa Maria Island
Location ID: South Atlantic → Azores
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Water depth: 1800.0 meters

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Matched by: Unknown

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Nuno S��

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Metadata

Number: 239200818317

Date created:2008-09-23
Date last edited:  2009-02-22

Workflow state: approved

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Managing researcher: 

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

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"Jason is a founder of Wildbook for Whale Sharks and its Information Architect."

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Measurements

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Length 12.0 Meters

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Date

2008-09-12 16:00
Verbatim Event Date: None

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Attributes

Taxonomy:Rhincodon typus 

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Status: alive

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Sex: unknown

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Noticeable scarring:  1st dorsal fin

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Behavior:  None

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Additional comments:
Whale Shark��s are seldom encountered in the Azores. However this year they have been spotted in 2 of the Islands (Santa Maria and S��o Miguel)almost every day in the last 2 months. By the number of encounters with whale watching and fishing boats I can estimate at least 20 in Santa Maria and a undetermened larger number in S��o Miguel. The Tuna Fishermen are the most reliable source of information, they fish the great quantities of tuna that swim underneath the whale shark. According to local fisherman the number of Whale Sharks are around 200. I, personaly, cannot confirm these numbers, however I can confirm at least 7 different sightings on the same day.

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Spot Matching Algorithms (Modified Groth and I3S)

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14 left-side spots added.

Pattern Matching Results

Groth: Left-side scan results
I3S: Left-side scan results

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