Well although the monitoring season has finished the local population of whale sharks don’t seem to have heard the story and there are definitely still a few hanging around to the delight of visiting divers.
One such lucky group were the divers from Dive-Crew, a
And on the 12th of November during a dive on Grouper Point with Dive
After a somewhat belated presentation on the MCSS whale shark programme by Dr. David, Steve was happy to pass on the images for identification. Katie Brooks was more than eager to run them through the I3S system, partly to escape from double checking data from this season, but also to see if this was a known shark or a new one…. And to everyone’s surprise it turned out to be a new shark and became the 38th new shark identified in 2008.
The key identification area that confirms this as a new shark sey.2008.038 !
And so although the season is formally over there are still a few sharks around to distract the team members from the end of season ‘housekeeping’ chores!