Shark Tails

...life through the goggles of a sea loving Zoologist

Click here to SEE our WHALE SHARK CONSERVATION MISSION > SHARE IT to help us win $50,000 for research

KEEP sharing people!  We need as much support as possible to make it through to the voting round that begins on the 16th of September! Follow the link, Watch the video, Share OUR project! 

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Latest MISSION from our Large Marine Vertebrate Project, Philippines (LAMAVE) team - Above Giants Expedition - #whaleshark conservation from the sky! We’ve got the tags, we now need a boat….A FLYING BOAT!!

Watch Marissa Fox’s video for LAMAVE’s entry to National Geographic Expedition Granted+ - if we win they’ll give us $50,000 for whale shark research. 

What will the boat will allow us to do?

To further explore the waters of the Philippines and South East Asia, searching for new aggregations of whale sharks from the sky (much faster and more efficient than by sea).  Mapping aggregations will help us determine key areas for whale sharks in South East Asia which will enable us to create better protection for these amazing animals. Uncovering aggregations of adult sharks would be a massive step in helping solve the mystery of where whale sharks may be reproducing.

HOW you can help?

The more people that share our video the higher our chances of us winning. PLEASE watch our video submission, then on the right hand side is a share box - please click on all the options you can to share our video. The more share love we have the closer we get to winning!

You can watch and share our video HERE

There will also be an online vote between the 16th and 29th of September.  LIKE our ABOVE GIANTS EXPEDITION FACEBOOK PAGE  to keep up to date with our project and as a reminder to VOTE. 

Together we can win this. Do your bit to support whale shark conservation. JOIN us, SHARE the LOVE, DO it NOW.

Thanks a million x

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Did you know that whale sharks can grow to up to 20 metres long and are believed to live up to 100 years old?

The largest whale shark (caught off of Taiwan) was measured at 20 meters in length, while the smallest (found free-swimming in Donsol, Philippines) measured only 46 cm long. However, sizes at birth can vary. A whale shark caught by fishermen in India still had a yolk sack attached and measured 94 cm, while researchers recorded a shark measuring only 61 cm without a yolk sac inside a pregnant whale shark in Taiwan.

Marissa Fox and the Large Marine Vertebrates Project need your help to find and protect critical whale shark habitats. Share the video in the link below and ask your friends to do the same. Your vote will make a difference!

http://expeditiongranted.nationalgeographic.com/project/above-giants/

Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II Aperture : f/5 Exposure : 1/100th Focal Length : 75mm

Throw back Thursday…to village life!  Love the little villages in the Philippines, quite different to the ones we have here in the UK… you can probably guess which villages have more fresh coconuts and which have red postboxes.

On the road again! ✈️ Never leave home without at least one #pelicase ! #love #travel #itsasmallworld 🌍

Saving the oceans via Skype! ;-)

Our LAMAVE team comes from all around the world - Italy, Argentina, USA, Wales, Belgium, Ireland….and of course the Philippines - this means when we’re on the road a lot of our planning happens via the help of the tinternet!

This is a cheeky snap of this mornings chat with the wonderful Marissa Fox and Kate So, two of our team coordinating things in the Philippines at the moment.  Just look at their smiling faces!!

Kate filmed Marissa for our latest LAMAVE MISSION ‘Above Giants' - our entry into National Geographic Expedition Granted+ competition.  The idea > to study whale sharks from the sky with the help of a flying boat!  Check out her video HERE and share our entry #abovegiants