Encounter of M-069

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Description: Maldives, near Baa Atoll
Location ID: Maldives
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Water depth: 18.1 meters

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Identity

Identified as: M-069

Matched by: Unknown

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Contact Information

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Brook Burton

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Metadata

Number: 2712200810158

Date created:2008-12-27
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 10.6 Meters

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Date

2008-10-05 10:15
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:  Head

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Behavior:  None

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Group Role:  None

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Additional comments:
Hello,

The Whale Shark swam very close to us and we could not see any scaring at all except a 'dent' to right hand side of the top part of its mouth, see picture.

The Whale Shark was at least 35 foot long and fed near the surface and also dived to the bottom approx 60 foot and then back up again numerous times. I spent at least 20 minutes with the Whale Shark. There were also a large number of Manta Rays in the area feeding. Not exactly sure of whale shark dive site but the next site 45 min away by slow boat was known as Hani Faru.

Regards
Brook Burton

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Observations

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Spot Matching Algorithms (Modified Groth and I3S)

Extracted Spots

17 left-side spots added. 17 right-side spots added.

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