News on the tagging front is that both of the Mini-Pats attached during the Djibouti expedition in January have now released and both the sharks seem to be having a holiday in the Southern Red Sea! One is off the coast of Eritrea, north of Massawa, while the other is of the coast of Yemen. The data is still being downloaded and the research team are keen to get into it to see what these two have been up to for the last three months!
|The two tags popped off either side of the southern Red Sea|
Another new posting on U-Tube is of a baby whale shark inside the reef crest off Ahnd Atoll, Pohnpei, Micronesia. Uploaded on the 24th May 2011 by deveyn1, the video shows a similar sized whale shark in very shallow waters...
So things seem to be warming up on the juvenile front! Fingers crossed for the coming Seychelles whale shark season!!