Photo Identification: How Star System Algorithms Have Lead to Identifying Whale Sharks

Just like a human fingerprint, whale sharks have their own unique patterns. Scientists can use these distinctive spots and stripes to identify individuals and track their growth, movements and migrations across the planet. Photo identification is a common practise amongst many animal research projects. Species include humpback whales, manta rays, turtles, seals, cheetahs, lizards, giraffes Read more about Photo Identification: How Star System Algorithms Have Lead to Identifying Whale Sharks[…]

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[…]