Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Whale Shark

The largest fish in the sea, reaching sizes of more than 12 metres. Slow-swimming harmless shark that filter feeds near the surface is warm seas and oceans. Whale Sharks are harmless to humans, but need to be given space and respect by divers.

snorkelling with a Whale Shark
Whale Shark
Credit: Kevin Michael Gacad
Whale Shark
Credit: Kevin Gacad
Whale Shark
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Whale Shark
Whale Shark
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Whale Shark Rhincodon typus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Chondrichthyes: Cartilaginous fish
Order: Orectolobiformes (Carpet Sharks)
Family: Rhynchocinetidae (Rhynchocinetidae)
Genus: Rhincodon (Rhincodon)
Species: Rhincodon typus
Average Size: 4 metres - 12 metres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Whale Shark

Spotted in: Maldives Maldives
Diving from boat: MV Emperor Serenity
Trip destinations: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll
When: Dec 2022

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