: MXA-621 X
Nickname : Augustus Mexicus X
: X

Sex: male


Taxonomy: Rhincodon typus

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Meet the Adopters

Steve Timmerman
"To learn about the whale sharks with whom we co-habitate this planet is to ultimately learn about ourselves. The conservation of the whale sharks and our planet is part of the life and existence questions that we must answer in order sustain our own existence."
"We swam with this fine species this past summer near Isla Contoy. We love them!"


Collaborating Researchers

Al Dove

Affiliation: Georgia Aquarium

Research Project: Biology and Conservation of Whale SHarks

Web Site:

Rafael de la Parra

Affiliation: Ch'ooj Ajauil AC, Mexico

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

Web Site:

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

Web Site:

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

Jennifer Schmidt

Affiliation: Shark Research Institute/SRI

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Alina Riensema

Research Project: alinar

Wildbook A.I.

Affiliation: Wild Me

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

Researcher comments (Text or HTML):

adove on Thu Aug 25 22:57:46 EDT 2011
Created MXA-621.

rgrampus on Sat Aug 18 00:20:46 EDT 2012
Added encounter 1882012077.

adove on Wed Aug 22 16:03:04 EDT 2012
Added encounter 228201215464.

rgrampus on Sun Aug 11 15:22:31 EDT 2013
Added encounter 1182013144434.

rgrampus on Sun Aug 11 15:25:36 EDT 2013
Added encounter 5112012102730.

admin on Sun Aug 30 00:47:57 EDT 2015
Added encounter 13b6ad9e-a6d6-4cad-875a-955d8ba9393c.

rgrampus on Mon Mar 14 18:48:23 UTC 2016
Added encounter 8211fd9f-2163-4308-b5f0-bd55596d196b.

rgrampus on Mon Mar 14 18:50:01 UTC 2016
Added encounter 51bee4cd-b38b-46b0-a644-06890f9cf514.

rgrampus on Mon Mar 14 18:50:25 UTC 2016
Added encounter 66b90a9f-a83a-44f0-b516-6fea9be3668f.

rgrampus on Sun Apr 10 19:53:45 UTC 2016
Added encounter 1cf20e35-42a2-471a-ba30-7f8b3ac06dba.

rgrampus on Sun Apr 10 19:54:10 UTC 2016
Added encounter 70683cf8-51cc-4b49-b0ea-c135a129984d.

rgrampus on Thu Aug 25 23:36:18 UTC 2016
Added encounter 7bf7849e-c1a8-43f7-ac9b-bd8590cda2c7.

rgrampus on Mon Dec 26 23:17:19 UTC 2016
Added encounter 1c7d9acf-360d-4870-8c55-6e1d4098dce8.

rgrampus on Tue Jul 11 18:13:59 UTC 2017
Added encounter a152df59-3df2-4a04-9be4-ab7a11f970a0.

jschmidt on Sun Sep 10 01:58:56 UTC 2017
Added encounter c244615e-05d7-4c71-9069-6e7d0527d58b.

alinar on Tue Aug 28 20:14:55 UTC 2018
Added encounter 6b72d2a3-c004-45b5-8019-d689b8416cae.

alinar on Fri Aug 31 20:42:29 UTC 2018
Added encounter ae5b421f-51ad-4b88-b458-99ee7b82cb0d.

alinar on Fri Aug 31 20:50:07 UTC 2018
Added encounter bd3bd8f3-ae0b-4a9f-84ff-b86ba7f62327.

alinar on Fri Sep 14 15:22:15 UTC 2018
Added encounter c6e8c65a-abbc-4c82-984a-c214304f69d0.

jschmidt on Fri Sep 21 19:27:21 UTC 2018
Added encounter 0397d293-2e1e-4037-ade3-ed5167dd6254.

alinar on Mon Sep 24 17:05:58 UTC 2018
Added encounter ba0168e9-6b0e-49db-ba09-05496959165d.

alinar on Wed Dec 05 18:08:08 UTC 2018
Added encounter 05f55f8c-7ef3-41ec-880c-278ed79f919b.

admin on Fri Dec 14 21:23:23 UTC 2018
Added encounter 39105450-a139-458e-ae84-60b4a7b21d91.

jschmidt on Wed Sep 04 18:21:57 UTC 2019
Added encounter 5be75d12-a5db-4097-8ee6-6304fbf3b9ca.