Tikitiki is a juvenile whale shark who has been a seasonal resident in the Bay of La Paz. Our first data from Tikitiki is from December 21, 2006 when Tikitiki measured 4 meters. Since that time she has grown 1 meter and now measures 5 meters. We think that when a whale shark is 9 meters long they are 22 years old, so we can safely say that Tikitiki is less than 15 years old.
On March 13 of 2010 we placed a satellite tag on Tikitiki, she moved to the North of the Sea of Cortez and she dove 1300 m. We are happy to tell you that she returns to La Paz Bay on the whale shark season in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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