World's biggest sharks

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World's Biggest Sharks
The whale shark is a the biggest shark and the biggest fish. It is NOT a whale. It has a huge mouth which can be up to 4 feet (1.4 m) wide. Its mouth is at the very front of its head (not on the underside of the head like in most sharks). It has a wide, flat head, a rounded snout, small eyes, 5 very large gill slits, 2 dorsal fins (on its back) and 2 pectoral fins (on its sides). The spiracle (a vestigial first gill slit used for breathing when the shark is resting on the sea floor) is located just behind the shark's eye. Its tail has a top fin much larger than the lower fin.

The whale shark has distinctive light-yellow markings (random stripes and dots) on its very thick dark gray skin. Its skin is up to 4 inches (10 cm) thick. There are three prominent ridges running along each side of the shark's body. This enormous shark is a filter feeder and sieves enormous amounts of plankton to eat through its gills as it swims. The whale shark is up to 46 feet (14 m), weighing up to 15 tons. The average size is 25 feet (7.6 m) long It is the largest fish in the world. Females are larger than males (like most sharks).

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World's Biggest Sharks


Anonymous said...

What a really big sharks. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Of course China would crach one and eat it. ._.'

Hannah Louise said...

I can't belive they cut a beautiful whale shark in half !
some humans are beasts !

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! but i do have to agree with Hannah Louise the whale picture was cruel

Anonymous said...

wat ever all of it is awesome so hannah u cnt sumthing ok its cool and you knw dat peace=)

Anonymous said...

i like dogs

john wall said...

i love boobies ! :0

Anonymous said...

ewww john that sick i love the whale sharks and u guys are right that was crule