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Injured whale shark

Injured whale shark

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ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Injured whale shark (Rhincodon typus). There is a tear on the shark's anal fin. The whale shark is the world's largest fish, reaching an average length of 8 metres. It is harmless to humans, living off plankton and other small organisms. It is a tropical fish and its upper age limit has been estimated at between 60 and 150 years. This shark was photographed in the Indian Ocean.

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