December 2023

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Close Encounter of a Whale Shark

Harumi Sugimatsu, BEACON Editor-in-Chief, AdCom member

During the AUV research voyage this November, I encountered a whale shark in the wild for the first time in my life.  The whale shark with two suckfishes migrated near the surface around our ship about 20 minuets.  Enjoy the photos.


The whale shark with two suckfishes migrating around our ship. The photo in the bottom was taken by a drone.