Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus
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Meet the Adopters
|"Each and every animal on this earth has as much right to be here as you and me yet we think of sharks as these vicious monsters but really we need to look in the mirror if we really want to see which is truly the most destructive and bloodthirsty monster of all, its us."|
Affiliation: Ch'ooj Ajauil AC, Mexico
Research Project: Monitoreo Ecolï¿½gico de Pelï¿½gicos Marinos
Web Site: http://www.choojajauil.org.mx/
Affiliation: Tiburon Ballena Mexico (Whale Shark Mexico)
Web Site: www.whalesharkmexico.com
Affiliation: Georgia Aquarium
Research Project: Biology and Conservation of Whale SHarks
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