: A-317 X
: Squish X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

Patrick McCarthy


Collaborating Researchers

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."

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."

Abigail Shaughnessy

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Sabrina Daley

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

normanb on Sat Aug 05 00:32:32 EDT 2006
Created new shark A-317.

normanb on Sun Aug 06 03:39:27 EDT 2006
Added encounter#35200642011.

normanb on Sun Aug 06 12:45:45 EDT 2006
Added encounter#3520063492.

admin on Sun Aug 06 19:31:41 EDT 2006
Added encounter#127200516743.

normanb on Wed Aug 16 03:56:56 EDT 2006
Added encounter#168200605831.

normanb on Mon Aug 21 19:44:46 EDT 2006
Added encounter#218200613187.

admin on Wed May 23 05:12:17 EDT 2007
Added encounter#1542007222543.

admin on Wed May 23 05:25:12 EDT 2007
Changed shark sex from unsure to male.

normanb on Mon May 28 03:50:47 EDT 2007
Added encounter#2752007185911.

admin on Mon Apr 07 21:29:06 EDT 2008
Added encounter#7420083566.

admin on Tue Apr 15 00:27:42 EDT 2008
Added encounter#842008201812.

admin on Mon May 12 02:34:21 EDT 2008
Added encounter#115200822123.

admin on Wed Jun 04 15:52:52 EDT 2008
Added encounter#262008205654.

normanb on Wed Jun 18 12:53:30 EDT 2008
Added encounter#165200825351.

normanb on Sun Jun 22 12:42:21 EDT 2008
Added encounter#216200823149.

normanb on Mon Jun 23 20:13:37 EDT 2008
Added encounter#236200894722.

normanb on Fri Jun 27 02:57:32 EDT 2008
Added encounter#2662008223441.

admin on Thu Jul 24 14:17:07 EDT 2008
Added encounter#262008203417.

admin on Sun Jul 27 10:56:19 EDT 2008
Added encounter#2772008746.

admin on Sat Dec 06 17:10:45 EST 2008
Added encounter#612200872948.

normanb on Wed May 20 21:12:52 EDT 2009
Added encounter#205200933244.

normanb on Wed May 20 21:14:56 EDT 2009
Added encounter#205200933614.

earthwatch09 on Fri May 29 02:40:54 EDT 2009
Added encounter#285200924854.

earthwatch09 on Fri May 29 04:21:25 EDT 2009
Added encounter#29520093631.

earthwatch09 on Fri May 29 04:23:31 EDT 2009
Added encounter#295200931522.

admin on Wed Jun 10 13:53:18 EDT 2009
Added encounter#86200992758.

admin on Wed Jun 10 15:45:58 EDT 2009
Added encounter#86200993924.

dbradley on Tue Aug 18 12:50:17 EDT 2009
Removed encounter#205200933244.

dbradley on Tue Aug 18 12:51:21 EDT 2009
Added encounter#205200933244.

admin on Sun Sep 06 19:07:06 EDT 2009
Added encounter#5620099024.

admin on Tue Oct 06 17:18:40 EDT 2009
Added encounter#15520094634.

normanb on Wed Apr 21 03:42:00 EDT 2010
Added encounter#21420103262.

normanb on Mon May 03 11:22:27 EDT 2010
Added encounter#2542010173420.

dbradley on Tue Aug 31 22:46:33 EDT 2010
Added encounter 318201012646.

dbradley on Tue Aug 31 22:51:56 EDT 2010
Added encounter 318201012921.

normanb on Sun Oct 17 23:12:25 EDT 2010
Added encounter 1510201016213.

admin on Wed Jul 27 22:58:58 EDT 2011
Added encounter 25720117218.

normanb on Thu Aug 18 07:22:42 EDT 2011
Added encounter 257201165815.

shaugha on Thu Nov 29 13:27:35 UTC 2018
Added encounter 27ce2284-ee1d-4ab7-9ed4-ef8a83f983d7.

normanb on Mon Apr 29 02:22:12 UTC 2019
Added encounter fde285c2-1a77-451d-8b79-35c4348bea66.