Brad Norman

2006 Laureate, Environment
Australia, Born 1967

brad@whaleshark.org

Schools race to detect secrets of mysterious whale shark

September 22, 2015

The biggest fish in the ocean, the rare Whale Shark, is racing towards a safer, brighter future with hundreds of Western Australian schoolchildren as backers and two Rolex Laureates as the organizers. By Julian Cribb In a strikingly imaginative citizen science project, Rolex Laureates Brad...

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Father of the whale sharks

July 22, 2014

Above: Over the past 20 years Zorro, a famous whale shark at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, has been seen photographed 34 times. His name comes from a z-shaped scar on his tail. A nine-metre fish and a two-metre human make for one of nature’s...

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Whale shark research speeds up with citizen scientists

February 18, 2014

Contributions by citizen scientists are revolutionizing the study of the world’s biggest fish – the whale shark. More than 5000 individual whale sharks have been photographed and recorded by divers in 54 countries, an extraordinary number considering that from 1828 to the mid-1980’s, there were only 350...

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Laureates’ Galapagos collaboration

May 7, 2013

Australian marine conservationist Brad Norman is playing a key role in a new project to study whale sharks in what may be their breeding territory, off the Galapagos Islands, along with British zoologist, Professor Rory Wilson, head of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Swansea University in...

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Whale sharks emerge from the depths

January 22, 2011

The mysterious whale shark is emerging from its hidden ocean depths to become one of the Earth’s conservation icons, thanks to a project that is now recording thousands of sightings worldwide every year. Since becoming a Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise in 2006, Australian...

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Smallest of a large species

June 10, 2009

In March 2009, a 0.3-metre-long baby whale shark, which was found in the Philippines, made news around the globe for being the smallest living specimen in recorded history of the world’s biggest fish. “This beautiful and charismatic animal remains a mystery,” says Australian marine conservationist Brad Norman,...

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Laureates join forces

June 17, 2008

This secret life of the whale shark, the world’s biggest fish, was recently disclosed in a scientific world-first by two Laureates of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Brad Norman, of Australia’s Murdoch University, and Professor Rory Wilson, of Swansea University, in the United Kingdom. ...

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