Photo taken open sea near Isla Mujeres Mexico.This one particular has more than 13 mt. Is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 mt and a weight of more than 21.5 tonnes , and there are unconfirmed reports of considerably larger whale sharks. Claims of individuals over 14 mt long and weighing at least 30 tonnes are not uncommon.
The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. Although whale sharks have very large mouths, as filter feeders they feed mainly, though not exclusively, on plankton, which are microscopic plants and animals.
This was a day of days for me, around 50 Whale Sharks in the area :) 3 Hrs swimming, adrenaline 100% Wow ther was a moment i have 3 of this wonders around, thanks Mother Nature. During Julay and Agust we have the largest migration of Whale Sharks in the world, last year 2011 scientific´s spot in one day by airplane 203 Whale Sharks.
Lat: 21.80, Long: -87.03
Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012
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