A Whale Shark


This whale shark almost swallowed a man who was filming underwarter pictures in Mexico. The shark feeds with its mouth open, catching fish and planktin.  With a 5 foot wide mouth and 350 rows of teeth, he might seem dangerous but he is actually docile.

As the largest fish in the sea, reaching lengths of 40 feet or more, whale sharks have an enormous menu from which to choose. Fortunately for most sea-dwellers—and us!—their favorite meal is plankton. (National Georgraphic)

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I bought a new "coffee table" book for the library about sharks.  I can hardly wait to show it to you.