Whale Sharks: 8 Interesting Facts

Aggressor Adventures loves our whale sharks. This mashup features recent whale sharks sightings with our liveaboards and information about these gentle giants!

  1. Whale sharks sieve plankton, squid, krill and small fish for nourishment.
  2. Their mouths can stretch to 4 feet wide.
  3. The largest whale shark was 41.5 feet long.
  4. Their lifespan is between 70 to 100 years.
  5. Their main threat is illegal fishing.
  6. Unlike most sharks, the whale shark’s mouth is at the very front of its head.
  7. Whale sharks only meet up to mate and feed on massive amounts of food.
  8. More than 6,000 liters of water an hour is processed through their gills.

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