International Whale Shark Day – August 30, 2017

A project in collaboration with scientists, conservationists, underwater photographers and ocean enthusiasts from around the globe to help bring the endangered whale shark, Rhincodon typus, into the spotlight for International Whale Shark Day, August 30, 2017 International Whale Shark Day is a global celebration of the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, an endangered animal on the Read more about International Whale Shark Day – August 30, 2017[…]

Raising awareness about whale sharks through school presentations and activities – “World Oceans Day”, June 8, 2017

“The future belongs to the children” In celebration of World Oceans Day June 8, 2017 by Whale Shark Diaries In collaboration with Montessori Del Cabo, Ocean Sanctuaries, Dive O’Clock and World Oceans Day. The event and activities I spent the last three days working with the students and guides of Montessori Del Cabo, a Montessori Read more about Raising awareness about whale sharks through school presentations and activities – “World Oceans Day”, June 8, 2017[…]

Raising Awareness of Whale Sharks through School Presentations

Whale Shark Diaries has been busy! Recently our team visited Columbus English Language School and Colegio St. Johns– two local schools in La Paz, BCS. Our goal was to provide the students with some basic information on whale sharks, our project, and the positives and negatives of whale shark tourism. We are excited to share Read more about Raising Awareness of Whale Sharks through School Presentations[…]

Top Nine Eco-Friendly Activities in La Paz, Mexico

La Paz BCS, Mexico is a popular tourist destination for national and international visitors alike. Well known for its downtown boardwalk and beautiful ocean views of the Sea of Cortez, La Paz also offers a variety of eco-friendly activites throughout the year. Check out our list below for some of our favourites. Visit the Anthropology Read more about Top Nine Eco-Friendly Activities in La Paz, Mexico[…]

Neonate whale shark sightings extremely rare

Although the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, was first discovered way back in 1828, there are only 21 confirmed reports of neonate whale sharks globally. In this species, a neonate is generally defined as an individual measuring 1.5 metres in length or less. In 2009, a ‘baby’ whale shark specimen was found off the coast of Read more about Neonate whale shark sightings extremely rare[…]

Bottlenose dolphin encounter whilst out monitoring the whale sharks of La Paz Bay

I have an amazing bottlenose dolphin encounter to share with you. This video is just 18 seconds long. First please read, the video link is at the foot of the post. I followed a very small (approx. 2 metre), shy juvenile whale shark into the shallows before losing sight of it. Suddenly I could hear Read more about Bottlenose dolphin encounter whilst out monitoring the whale sharks of La Paz Bay[…]