Whale sharks are my favourite sharks.
Whale sharks: from their name, it is a little confusing, like are they sharks or whales? Fishes or mammals?
Whale sharks are sharks!
They are a kind of filter-feeding fish. This means that they swim around with their mouths open, eating plankton. It is highly similar to a whale, which is why they are called whale sharks.
Whale sharks are the largest living non-mammamalian vertebrate. The largest confirmed whale shark was 12.65 m long and 47000 lb!
Whale sharks are found in tropical oceans and rarely in waters below 22 degree C.
Whale sharks are gentle giants and that’s why I love them so much. I hope that this post was informative and made you love them a little more too.
Here’s a video about whale sharks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5a3XJhJd4
Here’s another video of whale sharks at the aquarium:
I think that this is good music to listen to while watching the above video!