Tag: Whale Shark T-008

Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-008

is a 4 - 5m female. She has been our most frequently sighted individual and is easily identified by a (now) healed cut at the front of the upper lobe of her caudal (tail) fin and a small nick at the tip of her tail fin.

Please follow this link for further information relating to Whale Shark T-008

Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-008

is a 4 - 5m female. She has been our most frequently sighted individual and is easily identified by a (now) healed cut at the front of the upper lobe of her caudal (tail) fin and a small nick at the tip of her tail fin.

Please follow this link for further information relating to Whale Shark T-008

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Whale Shark T-008

Another photo of our most regularly seen Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus), the 4-5m female identified as T-008 via the Ecocean Whale Shark Project.

For more information relating to this individual shark, please follow this link:

http://www.whaleshark.org/individuals.jsp?langCode=en&number=T-008

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Whale Shark T-008

Our most frequently seen Whale Shark, T-008 is always curious of divers and usually approaches close enough for some nice photos and easy identification.

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Ecocean Whale Shark Identification Project Key Identification Area

The critical zone for successful "mapping" of the spot pattern on an individual Whale Shark is this rectangular area from the gills, to behind the pectoral (side) fin.

This zone can be either the left or right side of the body, however it is the left side which is most crucial, as it is this side which is used as the datum for each individual.

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Whale Shark T-008

The shark featured in this photograph at Sail Rock is a 4 - 5m female that has been uniquely identified as individual T-008, and is one of our most frequently sighted individuals.

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Whale Shark T-008

The shark featured in this photograph from Sail Rock, is a 4-5m female that has been uniquely identified as individual T-008, and is one of our most frequently sighted individuals.