Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme

There are shark research websites and then there's the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme website.

Perhaps one of the most exciting and well conceived shark research websites we have come across in the past year - even though it's still in development.

This is how you do online shark conservation messaging and web outreach. Simply gorgeous shark images tell the story while up to date news and reports keep interested media and the public informed and engaged.

We are also not surprised to see this program as a member site to the Shark Alliance, kudos.

MWSRP Mission Statement

The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) exists to facilitate perpetual whale shark research projects and to foster community focused conservation initiatives within the Maldives.

The whale shark - the largest fish on our planet. Despite their great size very little is known about these colossal fish. We know they swim the oceans, potentially covering vast distances, eating only plankton, tiny fish and squid; but questions like how long they live or where they reproduce still remain unanswered.


Whale Shark said...

I think it's great that you're spreading the word about Whale Shark conservation in the Maldives. These gentle giants are amazing creatures and should be appreciated and not sliced up for meat.

Whale Sharks Maldives said...

The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme is planning to launch a new web app where people can upload whale sharks pictures and track the movement of their sharks, pretty cool!