Whale shark filter feeding

Whale shark filter feeding

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Whale shark filter feeding. The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest fish in the world, growing up to 18 metres in length. This harmless, solitary animal is found in tropical and warm waters throughout the world, except the Mediterranean. It is a filter feeder, straining plankton and small organisms from the water. Photographed in the Red Sea, Egypt.

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