Whale Sharks

Students offered the chance to help protect giants of the oceans

The University of Plymouth is joining forces with the Ocean Giants Trust to create a series of exciting new opportunities for its marine students. The partnership will award a series of scholarships through which students will be able to complement their studies with work for charities in locations such as Mexico, Mozambique, the Philippines and Tanzania. Five scholarships will be available each year to students

Whale Sharks fall into Endangered Status

In the ten years since 2005 the already steep decline in the population of whale sharks around the world has worsened, with total numbers falling by 50% overall. This gentle giant of the oceans is now catalogued as 'endangered' in the Red List of Threatened Species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - THAT IS JUST TWO STEPS AWAY FROM EXTINCTION

Chasing Giants: Whale Sharks in the Galapagos

On September 1st 2015, three whale shark scientists set off to the remote northern islands in the Galapagos archipelago in search of answers. The questions all revolve around one thing whale sharks! Galapagos Whale Shark Project scientists, collaborators on these efforts, have identified an area where almost all whale shark sightings are pregnant females. But there are a number of unanswered questions surrounding this discovery... Where