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Galapagos Whale Shark Project – 2020 Research Trip ReportGalapagos Whale Shark Project – 2020 Research Trip Report


The Galapagos Whale Shark Project held (just) a research trip to the Galapagos during the COVID Pandemic of 2020.

I recently spoke with Jonathan Green & Jenny Waack from The Galapagos Whale Shark Project (GWSP), where we discussed their research trip in 2020, about how it almost didn’t go ahead, the difficulties they faced & the results which are both positive & tragic.

The logo of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project with Jon & Jenny the directors.

Photo: Jonathan Green & Jenny Waack with the Logo from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project.

Last year was tough, the COVID pandemic has affected everyone in some way or form. When COVID first started to spread international borders started shutting very quickly, (some say slammed shut) to stop the spread. If you were overseas away from your home country, you had to scramble to make a flight back before the borders were closed (unfortunately some did not make it in time & are still trying to make it home…).

The GWSP’s research trip was scheduled for June 2020, but as COVID-19 started to spread & international travel restrictions starting, it was uncertain whether it would run. With several months waiting to see what would eventuate, there started to be the hope of a window of opportunity in July, as travel was just starting to be opened between Ecuador, the US & the Galapagos. They decided to push for July but they faced the issue of permits & permission from the Galapagos National Park Authority to get out to the dive sites. The permission came through, but the trip now had to be rescheduled for August. Lucky at this time the borders between the USA, Ecuador & the Galapagos were open, but not for most parts of the world which meant their partners from AUS, NZ, US & Japan could not make it.

This meant that the team numbers & funding was unfortunately down, as the partners also contributed to the overall cost. A deal was stuck with a tuna tagging program that would help share the vessel & costs.


Although travel was open for the team it was a difficult trip to get there. Jon & Jenny had to travel into the US to pick up equipment, which meant a PCR test to get in, await results, a hotel stay, then back into mainland Ecuador, which meant another test ( await results) & then 14 days in quarantine, then after that, over to the Galapagos for another PCR test (another wait on results) & a wait for the 72 hours for their equipment from the mainland to go through quarantine as well. Add to this the flight delays & flight restrictions compounded by the uncertainty that the borders may shut at any time, it was a hard few weeks.

Jon & Jenny from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project about to board a flight to the Galapagos Islands during the COVID pandemic

Photo: Jon & Jenny before boarding a flight to the Galapagos Islands


On arrival to the Galapagos in August, they noticed straight away how quiet it was. Jonathan first travelled to the Galapagos over thirty years ago & he remembers that first time arrival. Back then it was a small community, quiet, no real tourists & the stares from locals at “who are these people”. It felt like it had gone back in time with no taxis, no cars, shops were closed & the locals looking at them as they were from another planet. However the team did notice that the community had banded together & become self-sufficient, with the growth of their own vegetables, the interaction of community members with art fairs, the creation of opportunities, like making chocolate, & masks. This action had led back to the age-old form of the barter, a community trading with each other for their needs, a completely different feel than just relying on the tourist dollar. (A positive in such a small community, hopefully, the banding & interaction of the community stays into the future as tourists return.)

The team from the 2020 Galapagos Whale Shark Project research trip.

The Team- Jules Paredes — DIRECCIONDEL PARQUE NACIONAL GALÁPAGOS, Jonathan Green — GWSP, Alex Hearn — UNIVERSIDAD SAN FRANCISCO DE QUITO, Jenny Waack — GWSP, Sophia Green — GWSP.

The partners for the Galapagos Whale Shark Project

Photo: The GWSP teams partners & sponsors


After loading the vessel, they set out on their 15-day trip to their research destination of the Darwin Islands. At this point, the team was worried about the impact of the reported international fishing fleets in the area. Over 200 vessels were just sitting outside of the Galapagos marine area plundering the ocean. (The vessels were being heavily followed by the public & had been found to switch off their marine tracking & duck into the Ecuadorian waters around the Galapagos to illegally fish). Thankfully, they didn’t encounter any vessels in the area on their way out which could be due to the Ecuadoran navel which had conducted a crackdown on illegal fishing, just before they arrived.

Upon arrival at the dive site, they went straight to work to check out the conditions. The goal was to tag 10 whale sharks, photo ID them & take blood samples (this is conducted in a non-invasive way).


The team would begin diving around 5.30–6 am, out of the water by 7 am, then the second dive around 10 am, with the final dive after lunch around 2.00 pm. All dives were a maximum of 60 minutes with all dives completed & out of the water by 3.00 pm for safety (currents are strong so there was a concern of divers travelling long distances). The afternoon was used for data download, analysis of blood samples (measurements of the blood gas concentrations & lactate acid levels which are used to determine the basic health of the animal) & the id of photos.

The dives were conducted in teams of four divers. The idea was to Jump in at Darwin then use currents to travel from the north or south, which is safer. Once underwater the divers position staggering themselves at depth along the rocks to search for the whale sharks. Once spotted the group would signal each other & come together so that one person was to tag, one person to photo, one person to draw blood (if a whale shark notices the drawing of blood or felt uncomfortable in any way it was not pursed or hassled, most do not notice the drawing of blood), then the fourth diver acted as a safety & documentation diver with a camera.

The Galapagos Whale Shark team at work drawing blood & the other team members videoing.

Photo: A diver drawing blood with video documentary being taken.


The team managed to tag a total of 10 individual sharks, with eight SPLASH-10 tags on eight females ranging from 4 to 14 metres, two MiniPAT & Spot8 hybrid tags to were attached to a juvenile female & male. Of the ten only 9 reported. 3 stopped within 60 days and they lost contact with them over the abyssal plain. Only 3 continued past the 6-month mark and none have reported for over 2 months now. However, Jon notes that he has tags go “dark” for almost 4 months so still has hope data will surface.

The SPLASH10 tags record both vertical & horizontal movements but are expensive at around $4000USD including the clamp & SAT time. The results offer very accurate data which can be used to determine the areas visited by the whale sharks which can then be used to create conservation areas. Spots & MiniPATS are two tags, the Spot tags mainly record horizontal movements & MiniPATS mainly record vertical movement. Blood was taken from six whale sharks.

A Splash 10 type tag used by the Galapagos Whale Shark Team to track whale sharks. Notice the clamps.

Photo: A Splash10 type tag, with the clip.

A SPLASH 10 type satellite tracking tag deployed on a whale shark by the Galapagos Whale Shark Project.

Photo: A tag attached

A graph showing the depth of a tagged whale shark from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project before it came off due to the extreme depth.

Photo: The dive profile of the 10-meter female. The tags are not rated for such depth & tend to implode, which is unfortunate as the whale shark diving over 2000 meters.


Three main important points were noted:

  1. Evidence of a travel corridor from the Galapagos to Cocos Islands — The satellite tracking of a whale shark from the Galapagos Island’s to Cocos Islands. The first time  the data has shown this corridor, amplifying the need for a marine park covering this route.
  2. A Whaleshark returns to the original area of tagging — A tagged female was noted on an 80-day trip originating in the Galapagos Islands & returning to the same area she was tagged.
  3. The Whale sharks dispersed in different directions but crossed later in the same areas — the tagged juvenile Male headed to the eastern pacific then back under to the south then entered the same area as the females off the coast of Peru. The tagged females all left in different directions, the female juveniles in a different direction than the female adults. The tagged male & the female juveniles crossed through the same area off the coast of Peru but the data is inconclusive if it was the same time.

The pathways the tagged whale sharks took using the satellite tracking from the Galapagos Whale Shark Projects tags.

Photo: All tags overlayed. Over to the right, you can see the intersection of three tags.


Originally the team had two trips planned but due to the continuing situation, they have had to schedule only one on the 24 August 2021. The team will join up with the Georgia Aquarium who will have a vet tech that will analyse blood samples for gas, lactose, baseline health, & nano plastics in their system on a cellar basis.

The study of the nano-plastics is a new area of study & they are hoping to show what level such nano-plastics are invading filter feeders. Unfortunately, no ultrasound again as the team from Japan cannot make it.

They hope this will provide more data on the Galapagos to Cocos Island corridor, whale shark return trip tracking & show new data on the amount of nano-plastic showing up in the marine life food chain (it’s a case of how much not if…).

A whale shark in the waters of the Galapagos National Park.

Photo: A cruising Whale Shark


Donations — Currently the Galapagos Whale Shark team is in the process of registering as an organisation (a “.org”) in the USA. They have filed all the necessary paperwork & are awaiting confirmation from the correct department, but due to the backlog caused by the COVID situation, it is taking longer than normal. Once this has been confirmed it allows the organisation to list on such sites as Gofundme, which will allow direct contributions to help with direct expedition funding as well as for the tags. Presently you can make a donation on their website here. C

Support dive trips — The GWSP conducts charter trips under the Galapagos Shark Dive banner. Each trip is accompanied by one of the team members who will offer tips on how to photograph whale sharks for the visual id requirements (and general photography tips), informative presentations & a shore excursion to learn more about the wildlife that inhabits the Galapagos Islands. These trips will not be involved in the tagging or taking blood samples, it is an informative & relaxing trip. Your support on these trips will help spread the word about the organisation & a part of your trip cost will go directly to help the shark expedition later in that year. (Pelagic Dive Travel also offers a donation to the scientific trip from each booking through them).

Photo Identification — Photo Identification is a passive tracking mechanism. From the 5th gill slit to the end of the pectoral fin, the whale shark’s markings make up a unique pattern that serves to identify each shark as an individual. If you see a whale shark photograph it & upload to Wildbook where it will be added to the database.

The Wildbook Website were the ID for Whale Sharks are recorded. Anyone can record a whale shark they have seen.

Photo: The data upload into Wildbook.


The case of “Hope” highlights that the work The Galapagos Whale Shark Project is doing. Without the tagging of Hope which showed that she must have been caught & transported through international waters,(see photo 12 below), we would not have realised the extent of such proliferation of our marine world. The GWSP team is dedicated & committed to protecting whale sharks as well as the entire marine environment.

We as divers, people who use the ocean & in reality all of us should be taking note that the marine environment is being decimated & we need to support the protection of it for our future generations.

An overlay of the tag from the Whale Shark & the fishing fleets in the same area, hence the belief Hope was taken...

Photo: The overlay of the tagged whale shark “Hope” with the fishing activity in shade… Her last two transmissions were just 32 minutes apart and during this time she had travelled a distance of approximately 3.8nm. This could be satellite error but if true her speed would be between 6-8 knots per hour, a figure far too high to be a swimming whale shark that might average 1.5 knots per hour with a maximum speed of around 3 knots. Her position was then compared with fishing activities in the area at the time of her disappearance using Global Fishing Watch & you can see that she had been constantly swimming through areas of extremely intense fishing for much of the time she was in international waters and at the time of her last reported position. Theres no way to prove it but this means she was picked up by the fishing fleet…

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Darjeeling Tourism: Explore the Mystic Hill StationDarjeeling Tourism: Explore the Mystic Hill Station

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Darjeeling properties an array of attractions to be investigated by the tourists during their Darjeeling tour. Darjeeling was the summer money of India through the English rule. It’s thronged by tens of thousands of vacationers every year. It experiences a pleasing climate nearly through the year.

Breaks in Darjeeling are satisfying as it is endowed with fascinating attractions. It is really a little city, but Darjeeling tourism can simply last for about 1-2 months as there is to do and see in Darjeeling. Darjeeling enchants you as soon as you enter the town. The model teach in Darjeeling is among its excellent attractions. It requires about 8 hours to travel 86 kilometers of the distance. While you are in the teach, you will dsicover picturesque opinions of valleys, tea gardens, rich natural woods, beautiful villages and gorges. It will undoubtedly be an wonderful and beautiful journey.

This teach is extremely popular amongst foreign tourists as well as Indian vacationers. It has already been declared to be a UNESCO Earth Heritage Site. It goes for a delight trip that begins from Darjeeling and halts at Ghoom. During this journey it is possible to peep to the culture and lifestyle of Darjeeling.

The Double of Mountains has a number of other attractions too. In your Darjeeling visit, you get a chance to see some rare species that stay amidst the Himalayan region. The zoo properties Red Panda, Siberian Lion, Himalayan Elegant Bengal Lion, Himalayan Dark Tolerate, and Himalayan leopard. You can catch these uncommon creatures in your cameras as a storage of the North East India tour. Rare species of Himalayan birds are also found in the zoo. Yet another appeal of the zoo is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute that has some tools and gears utilized by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa along with Edmund Hillary, the first to rise Install Everest.

The Japanese Temple, Observatory Hills, Happy Area Tea-Estate, Darjeeling Museum, Batasia Trap, Botanical Garden, Lion Slope, Ganga Maiya Park and Dali Monasteries are different common tourist attractions of Darjeeling.

Book your Darjeeling visit soon – it will certainly be probably the most unforgettable vacations of your life. Plenty of Darjeeling tour offers can be found in the market. Select the one that fits your requirements and interest. You may also customize the Darjeeling tour package based on your requirements. You may even contain Sikkim tourism in your deal and allow you to visit an experience to cherish forever.

Advantages of Booking Online on Travel PortalsAdvantages of Booking Online on Travel Portals

Also, the accommodations region, when not consolidated with flight plans, enables Guided tours in Rome to guide their stays based on forms, bed and breakfast, or condo. You may get the most effective discounts domestically or globally, including unique demands or particular needs.Shore Excursions - Worldwide Cruise Excursions - Best Price Guarantee

Since you have your trip and resort agreements, you may need to rent an automobile, limousine, or use train travel. In either case, it’s a convenience to reserve unique forms of vehicles. Additionally, is the range of holiday package deals available for travelers. Largely, a traveler navigates through the booking engine, targeting those items necessary for their journey and the options look with the most effective accessible price.

Eventually, there’s the enjoyment of planning a cruise. Booking online allows you to program and book a specialty cruise, one-of-a-kind sail, particular activities sail, and eleventh hour discount or discounts and steals cruise. With this, you are able to make the most of exotic shore excursions and put nielsthomas1 or golf outing to your trip. The list goes on and on for tailored deals and there’s a deal for anyone!

Preparing your vacation on line also lets you do the maximum amount of, nor as small, research as you prefer on any part of one’s trip. Additionally, it easily enables you to contrast store to see where and how you will get the most effective deal. You might have wanted to visit Aruba for the summertime holiday but after some on line research you find that many accommodations in Anguilla are experiencing huge income all through that point, and you would save yourself 50% by visiting that specific Caribbean area versus the other.

On line journey preparing also allows you to find out government journey requirements and constraints as well as very particular, local details about your intended destination(s). You may also renew your passport on the web! From looking at images of one’s hotel’s bathrooms to booking a personal driver for an excursion in Jamaica, you certainly can do it all from the ease of your personal home, with a straightforward click of the mouse. Pleased moves!

Nowadays, the easiest way to book the next holiday or trip overseas is by creating reservations online. Let’s say, your concept of a secondary out is anywhere spectacular and balmy, where you can invest your times drinking beverages by a stunning swimming share in the great warm sunshine. Maybe you’d prefer to have the next holiday, skiing down the beautiful white mountains of Wyoming. Your location does not matter, booking your vacation on the Internet could possibly offer economical and simple journey packages.

A lot of people these days stay full and active lives, set with strain and anxiety. Their schedules are full with household, function and other critical responsibilities. The single thing that they’re typically missing is pleasure and fun. It is all things considered, imperative to get off it after in awhile, and enjoy the fruits of your work. A vacation may release developed stress that results in health issues and even fatique. No matter where you move, it’s all about creating time on your own, relaxing with an essential break and some well gained travel. But peace is not the only purpose persons travel. You can find certainly a number of reasons people travel. It is sometimes for that long awaited vacation. Other situations it is to see family or friends spread throughout the world.

Other causes people may travel is because of requests of the jobs. Several different careers may demand an individual to travel to different areas of the country or even various parts of the world. Organizations and businesses might be searching for a relatively inexpensive method for their workers to travel. While vacations are supposed to be soothing or enjoyable, planning all the arrangements necessary for everyone could be frustrating, high priced and usually really time-consuming. Utilizing efficient on the web journey discounts may free up your time that will today be spent thinking about your holiday or planning household excursions. On the web offers suggests you can make the most of discount packages so you are able to do a fantastic quantity of research on these choices when you even get leave.

Hotel Accommodations Important ConsiderationsHotel Accommodations Important Considerations

There are some lodges which will vary from the usual brick-and-mortar rooms and a favorite range in this regard is the tree-house. These are developed amidst true trees and it’s the pine trunks which are used as structural elements. Situated in the panel of nature, they are unique kinds of resort rooms and entice guests only because of their ethnic and natural settings. Largely positioned in wildlife reserves and places which are characterized by heavy vegetation, these hotels are a portion of the resort and are handled by authorities which are specific in that type of accommodation Καρδαμυλη ξενοδοχεια.Image result for Kardamili accommodation

Another out-of-the-way form of lodge accommodation is pill resort whereby the pills are stacked sideways as also together with each other. Since the area is also as big as a mid-sized block made out of plastic or fiberglass it can only be used for resting with amenities like lockers and washrooms being communal. Due to their character and size, they can be used just as transportation accommodation and are cheaply priced.

Thus for those who are traveling and simply need to sleep for a area of the trip, they’re the perfect kind of accommodations. Then you will find store budget accommodations which provide of state-of-the-art amenities collection amidst elegant surroundings so that travelers get a taste of living any way you like without spending a king’s ransom and yet being comfortable. Other types of cheap lodge rooms are hostels and sleep & breakfast.

Discovering the right hotel rooms which will meet your needs and expectations is nearly like finding a hook in a haystack. Not quite, but almost like it. If you’re the sort of tourist that has unique choices, choosing the hotel which will match you, well ahead of one’s scheduled trip, would last best. First surface concept will include the protection considerations of me and my small girl. Each year whenever we strategy out our visits, I consider accommodations which can be strategically found near police programs, first-aid stations, clinics or hospitals, and actually fire stations. If we are going for a really far journey like our last year’s island jumping adventure, I opted to check in lodge hotels that involved 24-hour safety, enough hotel team to help you in whichever way, with pools which can be constantly guarded by “life protections”, and above all, have great fire evidence options and fire extinguishers on hand.

It can also be necessary to see that hotels which have garnered a three, four and five star status could offer their best safety and security guidance for their lodge guests. However, if you like a more intimate and personal setting, I can see that sleep and breakfasts, vacation lodges, inns and organization resorts prioritize safety in their factors as well.

Finding a food store, a pharmacy or even a parlor must be possible if you should be the kind of traveler who’d put comfort in your preference list. Hotel accommodations are increasingly being marketed by the convenience that they give with their hotel guests. Most resorts is found in the middle of the area or downtown area whereby good eateries, shopping malls, entertainment stores and rest centers are within an arm’s reach.

Even much flung lodges specified for weekend get-aways, honeymoons and calm retreats also mark ease inside their priorities. These hotels offer their guests add-on companies like in-house rubs and spas, free net connection, space food company, and in-house parlors, boutiques and souvenir shops, eateries, coffee shops and bars.

What to Explore While Going For an Egypt TourWhat to Explore While Going For an Egypt Tour

Tourists, depending on its usefulness, length of time these are getting and additionally your spending plan, will be able to select the right alternatives for them. The actual travelling travel plan for wedding ushers bundles is without a doubt cautiously planned. A lot of maintenance is actually utilized are crucial the actual visitors might feel the Egypt through the perfect way. Most beneficial preparations regarding the driving, cuisine, hotel, together with vision discovering happen to be provided. As well, provisions a variety of activities may be made. That tourists are going to be equally accompanied by a manual so,who can certainly make these products privy to the value of each and every specified traveler destination.Image result for Egypt tour packages

An adequate amount of importance has for you to every factors of your journey. Suitable interruptions relating to a couple the selected profession usually provided. This is successfully done to make certain the actual travelers don’t get exhausted. A majority of these breaks likewise profit the guests practical experience the very best of Egypt hospitality. Lots of the expedition operators also offer your ease of look around into the travelers. Previous times from Egypt is definitely simultaneously superb as well as classy terraces around the same time. Most of these characteristics from this nation draw an important amount of people with through on globe.

At the start a leading component of the us seemed to be inaccessible to make sure you the exterior world. Insurance carrier negligible qualities associated with the most strategically significant locations. Absence of primary facilities at the same time produced stuff pretty rough just for holidaymakers travelling to all those places. Having said that, products have transformed and even the Egyptian united states government and therefore the operations of the us going highlighting much more to the tourism sector. They’ve got built countless tourist specific facilities. Possibly even available commercial infrastructure is significantly improved. Every one of alters have elected visiting and switching with this u.s . pretty cozy and additionally favorable expertise pertaining to visitors.

Egypt, any secure of secrets, shortcuts Middle of the Eastward utilizing northeast Africa. Egypt organized tours require holidaymakers to help you unexplainable territory wherever they may learn invisible tricks and luxuriate in ambitious activities. By means of magnificent Pharaonic temples, fantastic pyramids and sand-covered tombs to choose from, Egypt is doubtlessly one of the better areas to make sure you explore.

Orange sand boarding is definitely mountain climbing from the comeupance, with no alternative location s better to get pleasure from this activity rrn comparison to the timeless sand dunes found in Egypt. It’s going to ambitious expertise, should you slide down through stone dust dunes. Egypt travels territory holidaymakers inside the Amazing Crushed lime stone Marine and then Al Katamiah sand hills shut Cairo to try out this sports, which unfortunately are believed because the perfect place for rub boarding.

Go through world-class scuba dving during your Egypt tour packages from. Fishing is the right method of studying the maritime not to mention reefs life of a country. Diving lovers may wade available with the clear the water regarding one of these common different places; Pharaohs Is, Giftun Remote island along with 6 Pillars Pass about Tiran, to find out colourful reefs, several species of fish, fabulous awareness, towers, surfaces, pinnacles, coral pots along with wrecks.

Pyramids are definitely the a good number of inspiring attractions of this position for travellers seeing Egypt. Egypt tourdates have drivers to locate all of these wonderful historic mysteries utilizing secret secrets of existence as well as deaths. The nation features various Pyramids, many of which seem to be located on the eu aspect about Nile Riv in dried deserts. This Very good Pyramid might be the main and therefore the most famous such as that’s engineered for any Pharaoh Khufu. It all is over 140 metres significant and even got 20 years and years for you to build.

Egypt tourdates make it possible for scuba divers to educate yourself regarding Norwegian Fjord, a fabulous island so that you can explore. Holidaymakers can enjoy an incomparable fishing knowledge there and even praise this sizzling red coral reefs, and additionally charming vistas with the surrounding. Positioned 15 km from the bay, this excellent diving see features a seductive gap named mainly because Fjord hole. This kind of 16 metres serious gap can be called with from a spectacular barrier reef bed.