Tag: Whale Shark T-049

Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-049 was one of the few confirmed males we have seen in recent years. He was a very small individual of approximately 2 - 2.5m in length, but what he lacked in size, he more than made up for in personality....

Showing an incredible level of curiosity, T-049 repeatedly approached both divers and snorkelers for the whole 4-5 hours we remained at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan!

This fantastic little Whale Shark was also unusual in that he has been positively identified both here in Thailand, and also in Malaysia.

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Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-049 was one of the few confirmed males we have seen in recent years. He was a very small individual of approximately 2 - 2.5m in length, but what he lacked in size, he more than made up for in personality....

Showing an incredible level of curiosity, T-049 repeatedly approached both divers and snorkelers for the whole 4-5 hours we remained at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan!

This fantastic little Whale Shark was also unusual in that he has been positively identified both here in Thailand, and also in Malaysia.

Please follow this link for further information relating to Whale Shark T-049

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Whale Shark T-049

Whale Shark T-049 approaches the camera for maybe the 50th time in one dive!!

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Whale Shark T-049

Whale Shark T-049 actually looks pretty big in this shot. In actual fact, he was one of the smallest individuals we've had in the area at between 2-3m in length.

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Whale Shark T-049

Little Whale Shark T-049 stayed around Sail Rock, Koh Phangan for at least 4-5 hours and constantly interacted with both divers and snorkelers in what turned out to be an incredible encounter.

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Whale Shark T-049

Whale Shark T-049 showed absolutely no fear of divers or snorkelers on what was a very busy day at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.
He spent at least 5 hours constantly swimming through groups of divers or approaching snorkellers on the surface...

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Whale Shark T-049

This was the photo of Whale Shark T-049 that proved he was a male.

Clearly visible between the pelvic fins are the reproductive organs known as "claspers" found on all members of the Elasmobranch family.

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Whale Shark T-049

The girl in this photo was diving for the very first time on her PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) experience at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan, when little T-049 came swimming up to her!

Many people dive for decades without ever seeing a Whale Shark so this may have been a once in a lifetime experience for her....