Credit: EVGENY KOVBAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Divers with a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) with a damaged tail. This shark became entangled in fishing lines when young, which wrapped around the base of its tail, cutting into its flesh as it grew. The shark was cut free from the lines by scuba divers. Filmed in the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand.

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Whale shark with injured tail

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Duration: 00:00:21.08

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