The unique pattern of white dots, swirls and patches together with distinguishing markings or scars along the flanks and upper body of the whale shark may be used to identify individual sharks.
Digital photographs may be submitted to Us or directly to WILDBOOK for Whale Sharks @ www.whaleshark.org/.
Pattern identifying algorithms are used using either left (preferred), or right side of the shark from the gills to the front of the dorsal fin.
For further information which photos we are looking for check out “Photographing A Whale Shark”.
You can help us!
Your photos help us report new sightings and find matching individuals to better understand frequency of visits and long distance / long term movements at a global level.
Submit your photos HERE (www.whaleshark.org).
Any contribution of information, would be most appreciated.
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