We tag individuals with a unique number that is put into the ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library.
We currently don't have the funds to use satellite tagging (each satellite tag costs thousands of dollars).
The Whale Shark has thick skin (10cm) and doesn't seem to be distressed by the process, quite often it doesn't even flinch!
Tags have dramatically increased our knowledge of the shark's behaviour and migratory patterns.
10/24/2012: Whale Shark Migration more >>
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07/05/2011: 54 souls, mostly new faces, braved the storm last night to pack the Utila Lodge Bar for Jon's weekly whale shark presentation. Thanks to everyone, especially Shawn and Kate Boyer from Miami who adopted a whale shark, for coming out... more >>Join mailing list >>