Whale sharks

Whale sharks are gray brown with white spots and vertical and horizontal stripes. It has two dorsal fins, one on the tail and the other on the back. Its head looks flat and their eyes are little. It’s underside is whitish.

 

They live in the tropic seas and they can dive to 1,800 meters deep.

They migrate to find food frequently. They are often found in the Atlantic ocean.

 

Whale sharks will produce eggs which hatch inside the females which give birth to 300 Whale sharks. 

 

They eat plankton, copepods, krill, fish eggs, christmas island red crab larvae and nektonic live like small fish or squid. They eat about 26kg of plankton a day. They eat 30% of what they weigh a day. 

 

Whale sharks are filter feeders – that means they open their mouth like a big circular hole and it swims up to its prey and opens it. When it has enough in its mouth it shuts it and this is when the filter system starts. It pumps the water out through its gills and it eats the fish.

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