Thursday, November 29, 2007

Don't call it a comeback

But you can if you like.
The 1000th Whale Shark has been spotted.
(Unbeknownst to me, this gentle giant
is on the endagered list.)

A project called ECOCEAN has been created
to keep a close eye on these creatures.
And the project is open to anyone with a camera
and a love for the sea.
ECOCEAN refers to these divers as "Citzen Scientists",
they take their pictures of the whale sharks spots
and submit them to the photo catalog on the site.
Their spot patterns are analyzed and recorded.

The 1000th shark is a 19' male, and was photographed
by Simon Pierce at Tofo Beach, Mozambique

I really like this site, for a number of reasons.
mainly because it allows anyone to help.
It is definitely worth checking out
and for further reading on the whale shark
go here

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