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.