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Captain Morgan - Ningaloo Outlook Whale Shark tracking

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Track of a 7.5 metre long male Whale Shark named "Captain Morgan"


This ~ 7.5 metre male Whale Shark was name "Captain Morgan" after Joe Morgan. Joe and Dani Rob recovered a satellite tag from Big Mumma that washed ashore 2.5 hours drive from Exmouth. Big Mumma was one of the Whale Sharks tagged last year. This data is extremely valuable and we have therefore named a shark after both Joe and Dani. Thanks Joe!!

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '4', '3', '2', '1', '0'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
  • This maps also shows locations of class 'A' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
  • Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
  • Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.

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