: A-251 X
: Whaley X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

Xavi Schouten
"I am 7, and I have loved whale sharks for 3 years! I loved learning more about them in the Tumble podcast."


Collaborating Researchers

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

Web Site: http://www.wildme.org

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

Brad Norman

Affiliation: ECOCEAN

Research Project: normanb

Web Site: http://www.whaleshark.org.au

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

Dani Rob

Affiliation: Parks and Wildlife Service, Government of Western Australia

Web Site: http://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/

Aisleen Dilks

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Australia

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Emily Wilson

Affiliation: Department of Parks and Wildlife, Government of Western Australia

Research Project: Ningaloo

Rafaela Ribeiro

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Naima Andrea Rodriguez Lopez

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

normanb on Mon Oct 10 19:28:22 EDT 2005
Created new shark A-251.

admin on Sat Nov 12 00:48:21 EST 2005
Added encounter#1111200519477.

admin on Thu Mar 16 01:39:30 EST 2006
Added encounter#1532006112127.

normanb on Sat Aug 05 01:01:11 EDT 2006
Added encounter#3820069211.

admin on Mon Sep 11 18:59:08 EDT 2006
Added encounter#30420062335.

admin on Sun Sep 09 18:57:10 EDT 2007
Added encounter#1272007154034.

admin on Wed Feb 06 09:51:40 EST 2008
Added encounter#522008103839.

admin on Wed Feb 27 13:55:53 EST 2008
Added encounter#182200824410.

admin on Wed Feb 27 13:56:10 EST 2008
Changed shark sex from unsure to male.

admin on Wed Feb 27 15:28:47 EST 2008
Added encounter#182200824948.

admin on Fri Apr 03 10:53:32 EST 2009
Added encounter#34200932420.

admin on Mon Aug 31 00:09:07 EDT 2009
Removed encounter#1272007154034.

admin on Mon Aug 31 00:10:01 EDT 2009
Added encounter#1272007154034.

dbradley on Mon Aug 31 15:51:19 EDT 2009
Added encounter#3182009143949.

admin on Fri Oct 23 02:39:51 EDT 2009
Added encounter#2310200913013.

admin on Mon Jan 17 15:04:04 EST 2011
Added encounter 161201121115.

normanb on Tue Apr 19 07:17:28 EDT 2011
Added encounter 194201165147.

admin on Mon May 02 14:35:26 EDT 2011
Added encounter 23420112407.

dbradley on Tue Jun 07 15:37:13 EDT 2011
Added encounter 315201114055.

dbradley on Tue Jun 07 15:46:50 EDT 2011
Added encounter 255201123712.

dbradley on Mon Jun 13 19:48:18 EDT 2011
Added encounter 254201120930.

dbradley on Mon Jun 13 20:11:44 EDT 2011
Added encounter 244201175542.

dbradley on Mon Jun 13 20:12:23 EDT 2011
Added encounter 234201122757.

admin on Wed Jun 29 12:46:02 EDT 2011
Added encounter 176201112357.

normanb on Sat Jan 21 22:05:50 EST 2012
Added encounter 141220111452.

drob on Wed Aug 15 22:23:59 EDT 2012
Added encounter 158201221484.

drob on Tue Oct 02 03:13:12 EDT 2012
Added encounter 210201213942.

drob on Sun Oct 07 22:56:24 EDT 2012
Added encounter 7102012212653.

normanb on Fri Oct 04 05:14:33 EDT 2013
Added encounter 410201333344.

normanb on Sun Nov 23 01:49:59 EST 2014
Added encounter 0f25e451-e5b9-4443-a6ce-b69a3426dd70.

normanb on Mon Mar 23 02:59:40 EDT 2015
Added encounter e3080478-e149-46ea-ab5a-561fe5c54dea.

ewilson on Tue Mar 31 23:22:06 EDT 2015
Added encounter 1212201123529.

ribeiror on Wed Apr 25 01:31:01 UTC 2018
Added encounter 5bdf55da-56b8-4359-94a3-721f76a99aeb.

LOPEZR on Sun Jul 22 04:18:11 UTC 2018
Added encounter 41586f01-9dbe-450b-9e82-76356bb42f09.