Marked Individual A-553

: A-553 X
: X

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Meet the Adopters

Sascha Unger
"To protect Whale Sharks fully, we have to understand how they live and what they do. Through research we will hopefully get a clue of the big picture below the ocean surface. Whale Sharks are not just important to the aquatic environment, but also for us as humans to be able to enjoy their presence in future generations. Swimming with a Whale Shark is an experience which is very hard to describe - leaving a memory that will last a lifetime. I am grateful to be able to swim with these creatures in the wild and capture them on camera."


Collaborating Researchers

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."

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."

Laetitia Smoll

Affiliation: ECOCEAN Inc.

Research Project: Ningaloo

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

normanb on Sat May 22 07:13:52 EDT 2010
Created A-553.

normanb on Thu Feb 09 01:16:13 EST 2012
Added encounter 1412201114337.

smolll on Sun Aug 12 11:15:05 UTC 2018
Added encounter e8926cff-85bd-478c-9dd6-394aaa81312f.