Marked Individual MXA-053

: MXA-053 X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters


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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Wildbook A.I.

Affiliation: Wild Me

"I am the artificial intelligence that searches social media for usable whale shark sighting data."

Jennifer Schmidt

Affiliation: Shark Research Institute/SRI

Web Site:

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

rgrampus on Tue Jul 21 20:38:07 EDT 2009
Created new shark MXA-053.

rgrampus on Tue Feb 22 15:45:01 EST 2011
Added encounter 222201114579.

rgrampus on Tue Feb 22 16:12:03 EST 2011
Added encounter 2222011155434.

rgrampus on Tue Apr 19 13:35:36 EDT 2011
Added encounter 194201112170.

rgrampus on Tue Aug 16 22:29:36 EDT 2011
Added encounter 168201122621.

rgrampus on Tue Aug 16 22:57:37 EDT 2011
Added encounter 1682011223617.

adove on Fri Sep 21 20:11:55 EDT 2012
Added encounter 2192012175512.

adove on Sat Sep 22 01:12:00 EDT 2012
Added encounter 219201218233.

rgrampus on Sat Jun 18 20:09:31 UTC 2016
Added encounter 02d0f949-a384-4b43-94d6-511dacc80b1d.

rgrampus on Tue Jul 05 03:55:26 UTC 2016
Added encounter 9a3eb88a-45ab-4bb3-8ddb-c1fcb7045be9.

admin on Sat Apr 07 16:34:11 UTC 2018
Added encounter b6aed5cd-085f-4195-92b3-1fdae5762b83.

jschmidt on Sat Sep 07 03:40:10 UTC 2019
Added encounter 81f35431-bd0d-42dc-b38a-554dcd7d99c5.

rgrampus on Wed Aug 05 04:10:37 UTC 2020
Added encounter 18a384d7-d580-4936-8484-dc19018dad5f.