Whale sharks

Nin­ga­loo Reef, Aus­tralia

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - April -

Jump­ing into crys­talline wa­ter with the world’s big­gest shark might not seem like a good idea at first but, un­less you’re plank­ton, you’ve got noth­ing to worry about. Though they can grow up to 12m in length, whale sharks are gen­tle giants that con­gre­gate along Nin­ga­loo Reef in Western Aus­tralia from March to Au­gust. A mass spawn­ing at­tracts zoo­plank­ton, in­clud­ing krill and cope­pods, which the whale sharks feed on. Dive or snorkel in April to see a huge fish glid­ing serenely past you.

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