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Whale Shark

Rhincodon typus

Habitat:

The whale shark inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas.

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6 Comments

nickashforth
nickashforth 7 years ago

Great spotting! Perhaps you would consider adding this to a mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1607...

MelanieHofmann
MelanieHofmann 8 years ago

If you ever go to Belize - be careful. We were robbed while staying in the Placencia area by someone who broke in while we were sleeping. I woke up, so it was a terrible experience in addition to losing some of our things including my camera. Always stay in a place with a 24 hour guard and secure locks. (Our unit had a faulty french door locking system and no guard.)

MelanieHofmann
MelanieHofmann 8 years ago

If you look at the second photo, you can get an idea of the size of the whale shark. I don't think it was a baby, but I don't know for sure. They were huge. I saw a baby when we snorkeled with whale sharks in Belize - actually saw that one from the boat. It was much easier to find them in Mexico.

TMetcalf
TMetcalf 8 years ago

Is that a baby? Because it looks pretty small. Anyway I really like those things,there cool.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

I have just been there recently and we had the pleasure to snorquel with 4 or 5 of these beautiful sharks. It is amazing. I am looking for ward to see my pictures and crossing my fingers that at least one came out good enough to post in Noah :-)

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

There are whale sharks in the Georgia Aquarium. These are awesome in the wild.

MelanieHofmann
Spotted by
MelanieHofmann

Mexico

Spotted on Jul 20, 2006
Submitted on Aug 20, 2011

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