Swimming with Whale Sharks

This past Friday, we went out approximately 50 kilometers off the coast of Cancún (México ) to swim with whale sharks. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world and can grow up to nearly 13 meters (40 feet ) long. As such, we kept a respectful distance during the dive.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN ) and Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species (CITES ), whale sharks are a threatened species. While much information on the whale shark is uncertain, such as breeding areas and total population, they remain an important and beautiful part of their ecosystem.

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