Scientific name: Ostracion cubicus
Size: Up to 5.9 inches for juveniles
Distinguishing feature: He has black dots all over his yellow body which is very square when young.
Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat
This fish is quite shy when it is juvenile, it tends to hide behind a coral when you get too close!
It changes color when growing, to become yellow or brown with electric blue spots.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!
Some sharks can stay motionless on the sand (white tips reef sharks, nurse sharks, etc.).
These sharks don't have to swim to bring oxygen to their gills like other sharks (grey, hammerheads tc.)
We can hear the bull shark is very dangerous because of attacks near La Réunion island.
However, tens of them are living at 600 feet from the famous beach of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. And there are no attacks.