Diving With Whale Shark red sea 2 months ago   03:41

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If you like to know more, from the biggest living shark...
I copy it from Wikipedia.

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow filter feeding shark that is the largest living fish species. It can grow up to 12.2 m. in length and can weigh up to 13.6 tonnes (15 short tons). This distinctively-marked shark is the only member of its genus Rhincodon and its family, Rhincodontidae (called Rhinodontes before 1984), which is grouped into the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes.
The shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea and can live for about 70 years. The species is believed to have originated about 60 million years ago. The name "whale shark" comes from the fish's physiology; that is, a shark as large as a whale that shares a similar filter feeder eating mode. The whale shark inhabits the world's tropical and warm-temperate oceans. Though it is often seen offshore, it has also been found closer to shore, entering lagoons or coral atolls, and near the mouths of estuaries and rivers. It's range is generally restricted to about ±30 ° latitude. It is capable of diving to depths of over 700 metres. The whale shark is not an efficient swimmer since the entire body is used for swimming, which is unusual for fish and contributes to an average speed of only around 5kilometre-per-hour. The whale shark is a filter feeder — one of only three known filter feeding shark species. It feeds on phytoplankton, macro-algae, plankton, krill and small nektonic life, such as small squid or vertebrates.
This species, despite its enormous size, does not pose any significant danger to humans. It is a frequently cited example when educating the public about the popular misconceptions of all sharks as "man-eaters". They are actually quite gentle and can be playful with divers. There are unconfirmed reports of sharks lying still, upside down on the surface to allow divers to scrape parasites and other organisms from their bellies. Divers and snorkelers can swim with this giant fish without any risk apart from unintentionally being struck by the shark's large tail fin.
The whale shark is targeted by and commercial fisheries in several areas where they seasonally aggregate. The population is unknown and the species is considered vulnerable by the IUCN.

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Michael Exman
I miss diving
Karim Hamed
I saw it today and it was sick it came close to ur boat and hit it add " aida zyat " on Snapchat to see
Joaquim de Almeida Lopes
I love the Nature and the lovely sounds of the songs as well. If possible, any people give me the name of the song include in this video. Please. Thank you. A huge hug to all.
SantaFeSandy
So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.
Heidi O
I agree with you candy6689, I cry, I kid you not, when I watch them. I can't stand it, how incredible they are, so peaceful, docile, majestic, curious, friendly..........so incredible.
gtlo1974
What a beautiful creature!!!
Sarah__Barracuda
I am absolutely deathly terrified of the ocean. But I would feel 100% completely safe diving with a Whale Shark and I can't wait to do it. It's always been a dream of mine.
Mohamed Morsy
:-)
powerpup97
So, that's what a whale shark looks like, eh? They're harmless, right?
Travel Philippines
very nice !
MiCkY4Eva123
wow thats my dream!! I Just want to be able to flow with the beautiful creatures earth gave us! they are sweet and kind! AND JUST CUZ DEY R SHARKS (well 50%) DOESNT MEAN THEY R GUNNA EAT U!!!!
IceBarragex
absolutely beautiful. i hope one day i will share the same experience as you did :)
Melssz
i've been to sharm el sheikh... but didn't see any whale sharks D':
Tony Amicangelo
Absolutely breathtaking... thanks for sharing.
James
Now that's one thing I didn't see when I want to Sharm. If I would of saw that like this, I would of cried with pure joy for the rest of the day.
HerculisDoC
@TessPPhillipsmusic What did you see? Going there in 3 weeks. Can't wait!
HerculisDoC
This animal is just perfect! It's beauty, size, grace! I hope I get to see a whale shark once in my life.
Ahmed Elashram
man this is amazing video
Ahmed Elashram
man this is amazing video.
nino46102
@stormonster yeah i guess a fin-slap really hurts
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red sea Diving With Whale Shark 2 months ago   03:43

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