Marked Individual A-550

: A-550 X
: X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

Australia’s Coral Coast
"Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef is an awe-inspiring experience and a major draw card for visitation to Australia’s Coral Coast in Western Australia. It’s important that whale shark research and conservation efforts continue, so future generations can also enjoy this unforgettable experience. Visit to plan your swim with the mighty whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. "
Dr Miriam Larsen Balteskard
"Although a 'vegetarian', this gentle beast of the sea is vital for balance on earth. Research and conservation not only help protect this vulnerable creature from predators like us, but also enable future generations to treasure their gigantic presence. "


Collaborating Researchers

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

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

Brad Norman

Affiliation: ECOCEAN

Research Project: normanb

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

Emily Wilson

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

Research Project: Ningaloo