[Whale Shark © Gareth Milson.]

Adopt a
Whale Shark

Did you know the Whale Shark is the biggest fish in the sea and can grow up to 17 metres long?

When you adopt a Whale Shark with the Shark Trust, you will be supporting current research taking place in the Maldives.

The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) is a charity dedicated to studying these magnificent, gentle giants of the ocean. They are based in a Marine Protected Area and one of the few sites in the world where whale sharks gather year round. Their research provides important information about this species and their habitat, which helps us to make informed decisions about how we can better protect them.

Meet some of the sharks you will be adopting:

Ayesha © MWSRP. Ayesha is the first and biggest female shark recorded at 6.5m long. She is a very placid and has a large chunk missing from her tail.
Christy © MWSRP.

Christy is 4.6m long and the second female shark to be identified by MWSRP.

Ella © MWSRP. Ella is the smallest shark of the bunch, less than 3m long, she is a favourite among the researchers and is very inquisitive.
Joey © MWSRP.

Joey is 6.5m long. When MWSRP first discovered Joey his fin was barely hanging on. Later it was discovered that Joey had been the victim of an unsuccessful finning attempt. He has now healed and is doing well.

Skye © MWSRP. Skye is a small shark - just 4m long. He has the most beautiful vibrant pattern of spots.
Winston © MWSRP. Winston was the first shark to be identified by MWSRP. He is 6.8m long and very well-travelled, making journeys thousands of miles long.

The Whale Shark adoption pack includes:Whale Shark Adoption Pack.

  • Personalised certificate
  • A4 picture of a Whale Shark
  • Factsheet about the Whale Shark Research Project
  • Leaflets about other shark projects
  • Car sticker
  • Bookmark
  • Set of 8 postcards