Whale Shark tagging with satellite telemetry in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo

Ten individuals of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) were tagged in the Malpelo Sanctuary. For this, satellite tags model splash10-F-321A were used. Likewise we created a photographic record for each individual to allow comparisons about migratory routes and areas of whale sharks congregations in Colombian Pacific.

This is how we contribute to the knowledge about population of Whale Shark in the Colombian Pacific and generate tools that allow developing national and international conservations measures, mostly to define congregations zones and essentials areas for this specie in the Pacific.




Whale Shark tagging with satellite telemetry in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo
Whale Shark tagging with satellite telemetry in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo

Localisation: Colombia

Colombia

Project Initiator

Presidential Agency for International cooperation of Colombia