Peter Verhoog of the Dutch Shark Society accompanied Dr. Mark Meekan and his team during a research expedition on Ningaloo Reef (check out our blog post and many pictures at: dutchsharksociety.org/research-made-visible-whale-sharks-at-ningaloo-reef). During this expedition, a number of whale sharks was tagged. The whale shark has a 10 cm thick skin and feel the tag going into the skin, but is in no way hurt or wounded.
Tags have dramatically increased our knowledge of the shark's behaviour and migratory patterns. Watch Dr. Meekan tag a whale shark in this fascinating video clip!
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