: A-453 X
: Poke X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

"My little one loves the show Octonauts on Netflix and he LOVES whale sharks! His birthday was yesterday 04/21, and his favorite gift was the whale shark toy we bought him. This is a wonderful way to give a gift to both him and the foundation!"


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

Natalie Pitman

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Laetitia Smoll

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Tessa Broholm

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Naima Andrea Rodriguez Lopez

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Dhivya Nair

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Jessica Leask

Affiliation: ECOCEAN

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site: www.whaleshark.org.au

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

admin on Fri May 16 13:45:15 EDT 2008
Created new shark A-453.

normanb on Tue Jul 01 23:55:53 EDT 2008
Added encounter#1720080320.

normanb on Wed Jul 02 10:09:14 EDT 2008
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normanb on Wed Jul 02 10:10:21 EDT 2008
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normanb on Wed Jul 02 21:40:26 EDT 2008
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admin on Thu Jul 03 01:18:55 EDT 2008
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admin on Sun Jul 06 20:13:00 EDT 2008
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admin on Sat Aug 02 17:43:19 EDT 2008
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admin on Sun Apr 26 17:33:20 EDT 2009
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admin on Mon Aug 31 00:28:06 EDT 2009
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admin on Mon Aug 31 00:30:57 EDT 2009
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dbradley on Mon Jun 07 03:00:13 EDT 2010
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dbradley on Sat Oct 16 11:14:41 EDT 2010
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normanb on Mon Aug 15 00:53:08 EDT 2011
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drob on Wed May 09 21:41:15 EDT 2012
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drob on Thu May 10 20:34:23 EDT 2012
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drob on Wed May 16 21:23:20 EDT 2012
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drob on Thu May 17 04:12:11 EDT 2012
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drob on Sun May 20 20:37:22 EDT 2012
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drob on Wed May 23 23:20:41 EDT 2012
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normanb on Mon Oct 20 00:36:50 EDT 2014
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normanb on Tue Dec 09 20:39:23 EST 2014
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admin on Mon May 11 00:43:08 EDT 2015
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normanb on Mon Jan 04 01:46:00 EST 2016
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pitmann on Tue Apr 26 01:39:57 UTC 2016
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smolll on Sat Apr 28 09:01:17 UTC 2018
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broholmt on Fri Jun 01 04:52:38 UTC 2018
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broholmt on Fri Jun 01 04:57:44 UTC 2018
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normanb on Wed Sep 05 07:12:48 UTC 2018
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naird on Mon Oct 08 03:03:34 UTC 2018
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leaskj on Sat Jan 05 11:42:21 UTC 2019
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