Adopt a Whale Shark today and you'll be supporting vital Whale Shark research in the Maldives.


Whale Sharks are awesome because they're the biggest fish in the world! The largest recorded was 20m long and weighed 42 tonnes. Yet they feed on tiny microscopic plankton. Each Whale Shark also has a unique pattern of spots, like a human fingerprint!

Their immense size and characteristic checkerboard pattern make them unmistakable and completely unforgettable.

Unfortunately the Whale Shark is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Research is vital to ensure their survival.


When you adopt we’ll send you our Whale Shark adoption pack which includes:

  • Personalised Certificate
  • Factsheets - learn all about your amazing shark & research project
  • Poster
  • Bookmark
  • Greeting Card - left blank for your message

Adopt a Whale Shark

Related Links:

► Download the latest Whale Shark Report (pdf)

► Read our Creature Feature Blog on the Whale Shark

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