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The Whale Shark, an ‘Unknown’ Ocean Giant

whale shark

The whale shark is one of the largest fish in the world with a length of 15 meters. Also known for being a highly migratory species because it is able to travel long distances.

The distribution of the species covers all the seas near the tropics, where temperatures warm temperate to appear, except the Mediterranean Sea.

The species has been listed in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) due to poaching for their fins and meat.

In China, a fin can cost up to $ 10,000 (about 190.000 pesos), according to the official website of the Conabio (Conabio).

In Mexico, whale shark sightings occur regularly especially in places like Baja California north and south, and Quintana Roo.

Come and enjoy with us this wonderful tour swim with whale sharks in Cancun, Holbox, Isla Mujeres