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10 Interesting Facts about Whales Sharks
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Want to know more about sea turtles? In this video, I share with you 10 interesting facts on whale sharks.

1. Whale sharks are classified as sharks.
The name "whale" is in reference to their size. 
2. Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the ocean. They can grow up to 39 feet long!
3. Whale sharks weigh Around 20 tons.
that is equivalent to 3 African elephants!
4. A whale shark can be identified by its spots and stripes. The whale shark's pattern is unique to each individual.
5. Whale sharks have about 3000 teeth in each jaw! They are really tiny though
and Whale sharks don't use them for feeding.
6. Whale sharks are filter feeders. their gills act as sieves that trap the tiny shrimps, fishes, and planktons in their mouth and filter out the water. 
7. Whale sharks migrate very long distances to plankton-rich waters. They move very slowly at a little over 3 miles per hour. 
8. The whale shark tourism industry has grown significantly in recent years. Instead of hunting whale sharks, many communities have made them into tourist attractions.  
9. Whale shark tours has Many benefits, but It has also led to poor waste management,  environmental damages, and physical injuries to the whale sharks. 
10. on the other hand, These "gentle giants" pose no immediate threats to humans.

Now that you know more about whale sharks, would you want to swim or dive with them? 
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