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Whale Shark

Rhincodon typus

Description:

Photo taken open sea near Isla Mujeres Mexico. Second expedition of the season, this beauty just swim slow filtering plankton :) 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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

Another epic day around 30 sharks in the area water star to get clear nut ther was allot of plankton i have a great videos as well :):):)

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14 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Jolly !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Beautiful series

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thank you so much Irina :):)

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 6 years ago

Gerardo,фантастические фото!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Just a a video !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Isla Mujeres 2012:)

tibiprada
tibiprada 6 years ago

Holbox ... 2012 !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Blogie just a good visibility day make the difference :)

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

Wonderful shots!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Cindy and ASH another incredible day :)

ASH247
ASH247 6 years ago

Great job! Waiting for your new spottings certainly paid off! Wonderful series

Jealous! Wonderful spotting and series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Me too Sergio is one most amazing creature i ever seen is a especial feeling when you have in front :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

I just love these critters!!!

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Lat: 21.65, Long: -86.83

Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

Reference

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