Marked Individual H-048

: H-048 X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

Karin and Frank Banneroff
"One of the best ways to be good stewards of the oceans and all their creatures is to proactively support whale shark conservation and research efforts. Ecocean is committed to whale shark research and data collection. Frank and I are committed to Ecocean and to educating the public in all areas of animal conservation.

The information they have collected greatly enhances our knowledge about whale sharks. It increases our awareness about conservation of the earth's natural resources. We really enjoy the opportunity to contribute to Ecocean's database, and we get the chance to observe and swim the largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark!"


Collaborating Researchers

Rafael de la Parra

Affiliation: Ch'ooj Ajauil AC, Mexico

Research Project: Monitoreo Ecol�gico de Pel�gicos Marinos

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Al Dove

Affiliation: Georgia Aquarium

Research Project: Biology and Conservation of Whale SHarks

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Deni Ramirez

Affiliation: Tiburon Ballena Mexico (Whale Shark Mexico)

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admin on Mon Apr 23 09:17:46 EDT 2007
Created new shark H-048.

deepblue on Thu May 03 11:55:17 EDT 2007
Added encounter#144200717043.

deepblue on Thu May 03 11:59:23 EDT 2007
Added encounter#1142007211049.

deepblue on Thu May 24 11:48:03 EDT 2007
Added encounter#352007201353.

deepblue on Thu May 24 16:18:25 EDT 2007
Added encounter#2452007124421.

deepblue on Thu May 24 16:57:04 EDT 2007
Added encounter#2742007101446.

rgrampus on Fri Jul 02 10:01:15 EDT 2010
Added encounter 172010225346.

rgrampus on Fri Jul 22 22:52:43 EDT 2011
Added encounter 227201122280.

rgrampus on Thu Dec 22 15:46:19 EST 2011
Added encounter 22122011144259.

adove on Tue Aug 14 00:50:36 EDT 2012
Added encounter 138201223105.

adove on Wed Aug 15 14:34:25 EDT 2012
Added encounter 1582012135614.

adove on Wed Sep 12 17:23:50 EDT 2012
Added encounter 192012152115.

adove on Sun Sep 23 16:47:06 EDT 2012
Added encounter 229201222163.

rgrampus on Fri Nov 02 19:16:58 EDT 2012
Added encounter 2182012125628.

rgrampus on Fri Nov 02 19:22:23 EDT 2012
Removed encounter#2182012125628.

rgrampus on Tue May 21 01:14:37 EDT 2013
Added encounter 21520131132.

rgrampus on Sat Jun 15 14:13:13 EDT 2013
Added encounter 1462013123550.

adove on Thu Jul 25 22:22:48 EDT 2013
Added encounter 247201314629.

adove on Thu Jul 25 22:23:06 EDT 2013
Added encounter 247201314142.

adove on Sun Jul 28 18:41:05 EDT 2013
Added encounter 2472013133348.

adove on Sat Aug 10 09:16:13 EDT 2013
Added encounter 982013153419.

adove on Sat Aug 10 09:17:11 EDT 2013
Added encounter 2182012125628.

adove on Sat Aug 10 09:17:27 EDT 2013
Added encounter 682013144744.

adove on Tue Aug 13 11:21:52 EDT 2013
Added encounter 12820139527.

adove on Thu Oct 24 20:51:48 EDT 2013
Added encounter 2472013131924.

bebemulder on Thu Nov 14 18:43:00 EST 2013
Added encounter 24102013195629.