Whale sharks have been listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature since 2002, largely because of the presence of these whale shark fisheries, most of which have now been closed.
This year, we worked with Jonathan to raise money to put a tracker on a whale shark. Now, the Turtle Restoration Network can track that whale shark to see where it, and other whale sharks travel to, and they can potentially find where they breed and where and how to best protect these sharks.
Thank you to everyone that helped us raise the money to track this shark! Hopefully, with the progress we have made with the whale shark tracking, we can make a difference with these beautiful animals, and potentially help to bring back the species to the thriving state they were once in.
Thank you for helping to make our "blue-green" world a better place!
Ps. - It's Jack, and I also wanted to thank you by sharing one more fun-fact! Jonathan said that this summer he wants to tag a new whale shark and name it "HANNAH!" Stay tuned!
|Could this be Hannah? ;)|