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This week we celebrated International Whale Shark Day! In honour of the world's largest fish, we spoke to Jonathan and Sofia of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project to find out all about this incredible species, their connection to the Galapagos Marine Reserve, and what questions Jonathan and Sofia are striving to answer through their research. We discuss the mysterious life history of the whale shark, how climate change and fishing pressure might affect them, and how to conduct an ultrasound on a 30-foot shark while swimming alongside it...
You can find out more about the Galapagos Whale Shark Project here: https://www.galapagoswhaleshark.org/, or by following @galapagos_whale_shark_project on instagram.
You can find the shownotes of this episode at www.saveourseas.com/worldofsharks/podcast.