ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library
Entry ID: Ecocean

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Summary
Abstract: The ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library is a visual database of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) encounters and individually catalogued whale sharks. The library is maintained and used by marine biologists to of collect and analyze whale shark mark-recapture data.

Total Distribution Records : 6500+
Total Number of Taxa : 1
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Description: ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library Home Page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Norman B & Holmberg J
Dataset Title: ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Publisher: ECOCEAN Australia and ECOCEAN USA
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
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Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of records from this resource in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field.

For information purposes, email to info@whaleshark.org the full citation and a reprint of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites this data source or any constituent part.
Data Center
ECOCEAN Research, Education and Conservation
Data Center URL: http://ecocean.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JASON HOLMBERG
Email: holmbergius at gmail.com
Contact Address:
4836 NE 31st Avenue
City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97211
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: holmbergius at gmail.com
Contact Address:
4836 NE 31st Avenue
City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97211
Country: USA
Publications/References
Arzoumanian Z, Holmberg J & Norman, B (2005) An astronomical pattern-matching algorithm for computer-aided identification of whale sharks Rhincodon typus. J Appl Ecol 42: 999-1011
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-11
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