Whale Shark Health Assessments, Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia

Whale Shark Health Assessments, Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia

Last summer, Georgia Aquarium, in partnership with Conservation International (CI) and the Indonesian government, led the first successful health assessment on wild whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia, where a population of whale sharks can reliably be found. With help of Indonesian fishers and their unique interactions with the whale sharks, researchers were able to collect biological samples, measurements and attach satellite tracking tags. The success of this expedition allowed scientists to get a clearer picture of whale sharks in this part of the world, as well as the potential impacts of tourism around the Cenderawasih Bay area. As always, Georgia Aquarium hopes to do everything possible to protect this incredible species for future generations.

http://news.georgiaaquarium.org/stories/first-successful-wild-whale-shark-health-assessments-performed

Al Cendraswasih blood

Cendrawasih whale shark in net