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Whale shark

Scientific name: Rhincodon typus

Size: Between 26,2 and 39,3 feet usually, up to 60 feet

Color: Gray-blue and white

Distinguishing feature: Blue gray dorsal livery spotted with white dots and light bands. Clear ventral fur.

Where did we see it: Maldives, Egypt

Whale shark of Maldives

Whale shark

Scientific name: Rhincodon typus

Size: Between 26,2 and 39,3 feet usually, up to 60 feet

Color: Gray-blue and white

Distinguishing feature: Blue gray dorsal livery spotted with white dots and light bands. Clear ventral fur.

Where did we see it: Maldives, Egypt

In detail

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world.

This species can live a hundred years but reaches sexual maturity around 30 years. This is a problem for the protection of the species that has trouble reproducing fastly to counter mass fishing.

This shark feeds mainly on plankton, so it's easier to spot on a portion of the sea that is heavily loaded with plankton.

It is a species still little known, which moves a lot and can dive to almost 1.3 mile deep.

You can adopt one of them to help protecting the species, or report their position to a protection agency when you see it. We go through Sharks Institute ;).

Our pictures of whale shark

The different species of Sharks we have seen

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