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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.
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.
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 :):):)