School to have a whale of a time learning

Ellery Haskett, Kadin Anketell-Walker and Matthew Freckleton are taking part in the ECOCEAN Whale Shark Race Around the World. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d441599
Ellery Haskett, Kadin Anketell-Walker and Matthew Freckleton are taking part in the ECOCEAN Whale Shark Race Around the World. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d441599

The school is one of just 16 schools selected for ECOCEAN�s Whale Shark Race Around the World.

The students have adopted a tagged whale shark and will track its movements.

It is hoped the project will help provide information on many unanswered questions about the whale shark.

South Fremantle carbon neutral program manager Kathy Anketell said the project tied in well with the school�s maritime focus and gave them a chance to engage local primary school students.

�All students will be involved as it is �our schools� but our marine specialist students will have a special focus,� she said.

�We are also sharing our shark with White Gum Valley and Beaconsfield primary schools.

�Two Year 11 students spoke about the project at Beaconsfield and we allowed them to choose the name, �Koomba�, which is the Noongar for big.

�Hopefully they can help learn some of the mysteries of the whale shark as we know nothing much about them and learn about the importance of protecting them and eco-tourism.�

Visit www.whaleshark.org.au for more information.