Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thanks to the whale shark festival organisers

Well I don’t know about you but the Ningaloo Atlas team had a great time up at the Ningaloo Atlas Whale Shark festival this past weekend.  It was a great event to learn about the reef and the region and … Continue reading

Posted in Other

Friday movie: Whale shark critter cam

I know there has been a fair bit of whale shark stuff on the blog of late but I am sitting up in Exmouth in the throes of the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival, so it seems appropriate for one last … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Other

Ningaloo coral bleaching update

The Ningaloo Atlas recently received an information request for updated information on the coral bleaching seen on the reef over the summer.  As such, here is an update on the status of bleaching at Ningaloo.

Posted in Threats

Friday movie: Whale shark facts

Given that next weekend is the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival, it seems appropriate to dedicate this weeks movie to the whale sharks themselves. The Ningaloo Atlas looks forward to seeing you up at the festival.  Have a great weekend.

Posted in Movies, Other

And you thought measuring sharks was dangerous

Accurate estimates of body size are essential for determining the health of shark populations.  But surely this is risky business and you may have wondered how scientists get this size information?

Posted in Biodiversity, Conservation

Friday movie: Ever wondered what it would be like to be a whale shark?

In the lead up to the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival, here is a little video of a free diver swimming through the Dahab Arch.  It is truly amazing what some people can do on a single breath and it is … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Other

Friday movie: Some good news for sharks

While the sharks at Ningaloo are offered protection through the Ningaloo Marine Park, this is not the case for most sharks worldwide.  Global shark populations are in decline – primarily due to the shark finning industry that kills approximately 73 … Continue reading

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Ningaloo whale shark festival

May 2011 marks the long-awaited return of the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival to the Exmouth social calendar. While this years festival may be a slightly smaller festival than some if its predecessors, a fun-filled weekend from 27 to 29 May … Continue reading

Posted in Other, Socio-economy