Video: Human interaction with whale shark in Sea of Cortez

YouTube user mightymuffinful recently posted this video featuring some human interaction with a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) filmed in the Sea of Cortez. While there’s nothing groundbreaking here in terms of videography, it’s a nice little video that documents what appears to be some fairly responsible interaction between humans and the shark.

On a side note, the video does mention that whale sharks are “vegetarians,” which is bit of a misnomer. While whale sharks are filter feeders and not considered to be predatory fish, their diet does include krill (a small crustacean) and planktonic animals.

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