First diver to tag a whale shark underwater [Women]
Last updated: August 29, 2017 at 20:00 pm
Susan Kim Smith (Shark Research Institute), was the first woman to tag a whale shark (Rhincodon typus). She tagged the shark, a 6 m (20 ft) male named Khalid, on January 16, 1994, 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Durban, South Africa.
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