A Shark's Tale
Sea of Cortez. Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. They typically range from 21 to over 40 feet in length (think in terms of a tour bus). They can weigh as much as 79,000 pounds and have a life-span of up to 70 years. Not to worry however, they feed on plankton and small fish, typically swimming to the surface to scoop and filter their food into their enormous mouths.
The opportunity to swim with and observe these creatures is truly a magical experience. We were extremely fortunate on this trip to encounter about 10 Whale Sharks all in one small bay area. Ours were the only three boats in the area, so there were plenty of Whale Sharks to swim with and not feel like we were crowding or harassing them as they fed. In fact, as we spent more time with them in the water, it became evident that if you just got in and floated on the surface for awhile, one would eventually swim right to you -- kinda a lazy way of experiencing Whale Sharks.
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