Madagascar Whale Shark Project

  • Title: Madagascar Whale Shark Project
  • Principal Investigator: Jeremy Kiszka
  • Timeline: Ongoing

In collaboration with Mada Megafauna, the Marine Megafauna Foundation, the National Center for Oceanographic Research in Madagascar and Les Baleines Rand’eau, Dr. Jeremy Kiszka is studying the population status and residency of whale sharks off Nosy Be, Madagascar. Photographic identification of individuals coupled with satellite tagging will help researchers determine where these sharks are moving and whether or not there is a decline in sightings.

The Madagascar Whale Sharks team plans to communicate these results with the local government to establish management regimes.

Find out more about the Madagascar Whale Shark Project.