Marked Individual A-238

: A-238 X
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Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

The Williamson Family
"Research and conservation are crucial for the survival of Whale Sharks. It is our duty to protect the ocean's delicate ecosystems. Future generations are relying on us to take care of these magnificent creatures!"


Collaborating Researchers

Brad Norman

Affiliation: ECOCEAN

Research Project: normanb

Web Site:

"Brad leads ECOCEAN Inc. and is a co-Founder of the Whale Shark Photo-identification Library."

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

Web Site:

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

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

normanb on Fri Aug 19 21:07:07 EDT 2005
Created new shark A-238.

admin on Wed Sep 28 23:37:13 EDT 2005
Added encounter#2892005123048.

admin on Fri Nov 11 01:21:31 EST 2005
Added encounter#1011200517191.

admin on Mon Jul 21 16:46:25 EDT 2008
Added encounter#286200833122.

admin on Mon Jul 21 16:47:15 EDT 2008
Removed encounter#286200833122.

admin on Sat Jul 25 21:19:40 EDT 2009
Added encounter#15720096284.

dbradley on Thu Aug 27 15:21:32 EDT 2009
Added encounter#2782009141421.

normanb on Mon Sep 28 12:42:25 EDT 2009
Added encounter#2792009213741.

admin on Wed Oct 07 16:09:28 EDT 2009
Added encounter#26720092278.

dbradley on Fri Jul 30 17:37:50 EDT 2010
Added encounter 307201016439.

dbradley on Wed Sep 08 10:36:33 EDT 2010
Added encounter 792010165328.

dbradley on Thu Oct 28 15:49:08 EDT 2010
Added encounter 992010162014.