Tangaroa

Marked Individual A-076

Nickname: Tangaroa

Sex: male

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Meet the Adopters

Alyson Celeste Handfield
 
Why are research and conservation for this species important?
"I have been lucky enough to swim with these amazing creatures for 4 seasons now. It is so important for people to know about these wonderful sharks so we can do our part to save them. If we can show everyone how important sharks are in the oceans' ecosystem maybe more people would do more to look after them!!"
 
Luca, Saylor and Indie Archie
 
Why are research and conservation for this species important?
"We named our whale shark Tangaroa after the Maori God of the Sea. We think whale sharks are amazing and beautiful!"
 

 


Collaborating Researchers

Jason Holmberg

Affiliation: Wild Me

Research Project: Wildbook

Web Site: http://www.wildme.org

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

Brad Norman

Affiliation: ECOCEAN

Web Site: http://www.whaleshark.org.au

"Brad leads ECOCEAN Inc. and is a co-Founder of the Whale Shark Photo-identification Library."

Emily Wilson

Affiliation: Department of Parks and Wildlife, Government of Western Australia

Research Project: Ningaloo

Dani Rob

Affiliation: Parks and Wildlife Service, Government of Western Australia

Web Site: http://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/