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|Date tagged:||October 17, 2009|
|Location tagged:||Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja, Mexico|
|Type of Tag(s) Used:||SPOT & PAT|
|Length:||19.8 feet long|
|Estimated age:||Juvenile, exact age unknown|
|Tagging Team Members:||Dr. Rachel Graham|
Information: Hobbes was tagged in the warm waters of Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, on the Sea of Cortez. He is 18 feet long, still considered a juvenile, since whale sharks can grow up to 60 feet in length! Hobbes was “double-tagged” with SPOT & PAT tags, two types of satellite tags that will give the research team information such as depth, light and salinity levels in addition to location. This information will help the researchers understand more about whale shark behavior and critical habitats, which is important in protecting these magnificent animals!
Addendum: Hobbes' tags were disconnected on Monday January 18, 2010 as we wish him a long and safe journey.
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