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Whale Shark

Rhincodon typus

Description:

The whale shark is the world's biggest fish found throughout the world in tropical and sub tropical seas. Each individual can be identified by a unique spot pattern, just like a human fingerprint.

Habitat:

They can be found near shore, off shore, and everywhere in between. They are even capable of diving to great depths.

Notes:

These whale sharks were off the coast of Southern Leyte where there is a steep drop off, allowing them to feet on plankton upwellings. They were not being fed by anyone and were in an all-natural environment.

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ardenkpierce
ardenkpierce 6 years ago

cool

DanielGeary
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DanielGeary

Southern Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2014

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