As Shark Week has come to a close, we are happy to release the complete Swimming with Whale Sharks video.
Whale sharks are the largest shark—and fish—in the world. They feed on plankton, microscopic organisms in the generally pelagic water. However, like many marine organisms, they face pressure from overfishing, plastic pollution, and global warming. As mentioned in our previous post, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species (CITES) both list the whale shark as a threatened species.