Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shark Week Day 4

Day 4: Whale Shark.

The Whale Shark is an unusual breed of shark, being a filter-feeder (one of only three known species of shark that filter-feeds), and absolutely massive, holding the record as the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate.  While massive, these are docile creatures who have been known to play with divers and even let them catch a ride on occasion, but there have been reports of a diver almost being sucked into its enormous mouth.

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