About Us: What is Whale Shark Diaries?

Whale Shark Diaries is a specialised project directed by MarineScape Conservation to study the world’s largest fish (and shark) as well as contribute to conservation and understanding of this species.

We exist to contribute to collaborative and independent research, conservation and educational activities to increase the level of awareness and protection for this socially and economically important species. Whale Shark Diaries Research Project works in collaboration with Wildbook for Whale Sharks, a Wild Me Project engineered by Jason Holmberg which is a global photo-identification library and visual database of whale shark encounters and of individually catalogued whale sharks. The library is maintained and used by marine biologists and citizen scientists to collect and analyze whale shark sighting data to learn more about these amazing creatures. We work with schools, colleges and orphanages to help raise awareness with the younger community of La Paz and involve them in our research and conservation efforts. We also work with a number of tour operators and hotel owners to involve tourism into our project as a means of raising awareness to local and international wildlife tourism participants whose involvement helps us to fund our project.