Entries in #whalesharks (2)


Animal Profile - Whale  Sharks

Between 700,000 and 1 million species of animals live in the world’s oceans, with over 9 million thought to be undiscovered. So, who is the whale shark and why is it so important in a world of vast splendour?

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Whale Shark Eco-Tourism: Is it Really Ethical?

For 15 years very little has been known about the biology and ecology of the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) despite its gigantic size – they are the largest extant fish and measure up to 40m in length, which is the equivalent of a double-decker bus. However, is the demand to see these mysterious creatures doing more harm than good?

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