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

Posted by: Jo Myers

May 8, 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!