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EditPhoto Title:​NAME ​THESE SHARKS
EditPhoto Description:Two young, 14-foot whale sharks named by the CI community
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EditImage Description:Whale Shark #144883 - Now Sharky McSharkface
EditPhoto Credit:© Conservation International/photo by Mark Erdmann
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​We thought sharks #144883 and #144884 deserved better

And apparently you did too — in only a week, we had nearly 800 submissions! After the votes were tallied, there were two clear winners: Sharky McSharkface and Blue Bandit. These new names will be used by CI scientists and referenced when this research is published.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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    EditSection Title:​​​​​​SHARK #144883 - "Sharky McSharkface"
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    EditImage Description:Shark #144883 - Now known as "Sharky McSharkface"
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    "Sharky McSharkface" was the clear winner for Shark #144883, garnering nearly 10% of all votes. Here are the 10 most popular names:

    1. Sharky McSharkface (7.4%)
    2. Whaleum Sharkspeare (3.3%)
    3. Nistis (3.3%)
    4. Appa (3.2%)
    5. Peanut (1.8%)
    6. Cal Ripfin, Jr. (1.6%)
    7. Talun (1.6%)
    8. Prince Whaleum, Duke of the Sea (1.5%)
    9. Bubby (1.4%)
    10. Shark Whaleberg (1.4%)

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      EditSection Title:​​​​​​SHARK #144884 - "Blue Bandit"
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      EditImage Description:Shark #144884 - Now known as "Blue Bandit"
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      "Blue Bandit" — submitted by a Lee Pace fan club — garnered the most votes of the 181 total entries for Shark #144884. Here are the 10 most popular names:

      1. Blue Bandit (9.3%)
      2. John Cena (9.1%)
      3.Destiny (6.7%)
      4. Speckles (6.7%)
      5. Jawnald Trump (3.1%)
      6. Lemonade (2.3%)
      7. Sharktasm (2.1%)
      8. Wizard (2.1%)
      9. Ghostface Kriller (1.8%)
      10. Lord Eddard Shark (1.8%)

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      EditPage Link:http://ci-intl.org/297BoE8
      EditTweet Text:The internet voted, and now 2 whale sharks tagged by @ConservationOrg are named #SharkyMcSharkFace and #BlueBandit
      EditTwitter Page Link:http://www.conservation.org/act/Pages/Name-this-shark.aspx
      EditLinkedin Title:Meet Sharky McSharkFace and Blue Bandit
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        EditTitle:Track Whale Sharks
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        EditImage Alt Text:Mark Erdmann swims with a tagged whale shark. © Shawn Heinrichs
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