Fancy naming your own whale shark…. now is your chance!

May 8th, 2018

Can you help?

Each year, the Ningaloo Outlook tagging and tracking research team heads to Ningaloo Reef to tag a small number of whale sharks. This involves attaching tagging technology to allow the movement of these animals to be tracked. You can view these movements at

So… the team need a few names for whale sharks that we will be tagging in June…

Whale shark at Northern Ningaloo (photo credit: Rich Pillans, CSIRO)

If you think you can come up with an inspirational name please send it into us by the 20th May 2018.

We will then short-list three names for you to vote on, with the top three names to be announced at the Whale Shark Festival – Exmouth (26th May 2018).

Name submissions have now closed – but you can vote on the top 6 names submitted here!