How to measure a whale shark with laser photogrammetry

Ever wondered what goes into the art of using laser photogrammetry to measure a whale shark? We thought so!

Well to scratch that itch the MWSRP present this 2 video minute guide on how to accurately recording the length of this enigmatic species in a completely non-invasive way. Why record length? It’s important as a tool of understanding the dynamics of whale shark populations, it’s related to their health, age and sexual maturity and over repeated encounters can also be valuable in understanding research topics such as growth rates. Enjoy!