Algorithms developed for identifying locations in images taken by the Hubbell Space Telescope can be adapted to identifying whale sharks.
Look at the distinctive pattern of stars in this nebula:
|The core of the star cluster in the nebula NGC 3603 is shown in great detail in an image from the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA, ESA|
|Whale shark from blog.utopiadivevillage.com|
Thank you Hubbell Space Telescope, NASA and ESA!
Elliott Norse, Founder and Chief Scientist, Marine Conservation Institute