Marked Individual A-471

: A-471 X
: X

Sex: female


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

Mark Livingstone
"Whale sharks need our help and understanding. There are far too many killed, be it intentional or collateral. They are earths friendly giants."
Victoria Toro
"It is amazing that in this age of technology and space exploration that we still know so little about our own planet and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. The whale shark is the perfect example of the type of beauty that remains so mysterious. The potential knowledge gained through research and conservation of this species could lead to immeasurable benefits for both humans and our planet's oceans. "


Collaborating Researchers

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

Web Site:

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

Emily Wilson

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

Research Project: Ningaloo

Dani Rob

Affiliation: Parks and Wildlife Service, Government of Western Australia

Web Site:

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."

Laetitia Smoll

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Chika Tada

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Web Site:

Phoebe Colvin Oehmig

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

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Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

normanb on Fri Jun 20 04:38:50 EDT 2008
Created new shark A-471.

admin on Tue Jul 22 16:02:25 EDT 2008
Added encounter#207200895759.

dbradley on Thu Jun 16 17:03:47 EDT 2011
Added encounter 26420118541.

normanb on Tue Nov 22 05:13:01 EST 2011
Added encounter 21112011223815.

drob on Mon May 21 21:49:03 EDT 2012
Added encounter 2052012225136.

drob on Wed May 23 01:57:59 EDT 2012
Added encounter 22520124321.

drob on Mon Aug 06 22:39:55 EDT 2012
Added encounter 682012213645.

drob on Sun Aug 12 21:25:59 EDT 2012
Added encounter 982012222451.

normanb on Tue Jul 16 05:02:17 EDT 2013
Added encounter 87201322398.

drob on Thu Sep 12 22:01:09 EDT 2013
Added encounter 1092013222746.

ewilson on Tue Mar 31 22:51:47 EDT 2015
Added encounter 1312201133813.

smolll on Thu Jan 03 10:28:32 UTC 2019
Added encounter b6fdd496-2f0c-4872-90fb-3d8163001ad1.

tadac on Fri Feb 01 09:46:59 UTC 2019
Added encounter 43dddd0b-aae5-49e0-b572-39301b74b65e.

smolll on Sun Feb 10 09:19:17 UTC 2019
Added encounter ea60c2f3-6558-4142-a3d7-ea98c3a394be.

smolll on Sun Feb 10 09:20:31 UTC 2019
Added encounter 8719d440-12db-4db8-8571-911958a15d88.

smolll on Mon Feb 18 06:15:51 UTC 2019
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smolll on Fri Feb 22 00:12:39 UTC 2019
Added encounter 6e04258e-1d8e-4718-a2f2-b2a03b6bf77e.

colvinp on Wed Apr 24 06:31:35 UTC 2019
Added encounter a60d3376-86fa-4c6b-85bc-a80815de97d9.

smolll on Fri Nov 15 10:06:35 UTC 2019
Added encounter 229a979d-2f58-4e1e-943f-268fd9a2d1f1.