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Whale shark glides past divers

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A whale shark was spotted off the coast of West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday. Keith Brock and his wife captured a rare up-close video of the shark in an area known as “The Trench.” Whale sharks are considered gentle giants of the sea and feed on plankton and other small animals, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. They are categorized as the biggest fish in the world and generally roam the oceans alone. On average, they are about the size of a school bus.

The largest confirmed whale shark was 41.5 feet long and weighed about 21.5 tons.

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Article originally posted at abcn.ws

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8 thoughts on “Whale shark glides past divers

    James Gaines

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    “You can be my bodyguard, I can be your best friend Al…”

    Eugen Bekafigo

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    Awesome beautiful earth.true heaven.

    Salvatore Capasso

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    A whale shark and it’s entourage.

    Sergio Santos

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    Battle Star Galactica….

    Shawn Farrell

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    So big

    Mary Maaliw

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    Surely, a remoras feast! 😊

    Daysi Acevedo

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    Amazing!

    Angelo Cacchione

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:16 am)

    Silvano Cacchione

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