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Mysterious Sharks: Great Gatherings and Long Lives

Mysterious Sharks: Great Gatherings and Long Lives

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 24, 2018 0

More than 400 shark species inhabit our planet. And while facts about some of them may be well-known to researchers and the rest of us, there are many shark species whose behaviors remain mysterious

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Artificial Reefs: Help for Endangered Ecosystems or Ocean Junk?

Artificial Reefs: Help for Endangered Ecosystems or Ocean Junk?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 17, 2017 6

A full 25 percent of all the marine life on the planet calls coral reefs home. But around the world, these natural habitats are in trouble. According to World Wildlife Fund, about one-quarter of

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Video: Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks

Video: Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks

WWF August 27, 2016 1

I shot this video after traveling for two hours off the coast of Isla Holbox by motor boat on Natural Habitat Adventure’s Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks Adventure. We were headed to where the

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3 Things I Learned While Swimming with Whale Sharks

3 Things I Learned While Swimming with Whale Sharks

WWF August 29, 2015 0

When you’re swimming in the ocean, the last thing you might want to see is a 40 foot long, dark shadow lurking through the water. In the warm summer waters in places such as Mexico’s

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Video of the Week: The Magic of Swimming with Whale Sharks

Video of the Week: The Magic of Swimming with Whale Sharks

Emily Deemer August 29, 2014 0

In honor of International Whale Shark Day tomorrow, we put together some footage of our guests snorkeling with Mexico’s whale sharks, to show you how beautiful and majestic they are, and why they need

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Know Before You Go: Responsible Whale Shark Tourism in Mexico

Know Before You Go: Responsible Whale Shark Tourism in Mexico

WWF January 22, 2014 2

Article author Karen Douthwaite is WWF’s Senior Program Officer for the Mesoamerican Reef. They measure 40 feet, weigh more than 20 tons and can have a lifespan of more than 100 years. But to

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Ten Fascinating Whale Shark Facts

Ten Fascinating Whale Shark Facts

WWF November 15, 2013 0

Whale sharks are not whales at all but rather the world’s largest fish, measuring up to 45 feet in length. Given their size, you’d think researchers would know a lot about them. But little

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Celebrate International Whale Shark Day with 7 Fun Facts about Whale Sharks

Celebrate International Whale Shark Day with 7 Fun Facts about Whale Sharks

Emily Deemer August 30, 2013 35

In 2008, a group of over 40 whale shark experts at the International Whale Shark Conference in Isla Holbox decided that August 30th should be dedicated to celebrating whale sharks, educating people about them

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