5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Whale Sharks

By September 28, 2016Nature, North Island

Here are five fascinating facts about whale sharks:

  • Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea
  • They have a lifespan of approximately 70 years
  • They are filter feeders who sieve plankton through their gills
  • Like a fingerprint, their spots and stripes are unique to each individual
  • In July 2016, the IUCN updated their status from Vulnerable to Endangered

To learn more, watch our latest video on our recent Whale Shark sighting at Coral Gardens, a dive site in front of West Beach.