Sunday, January 16, 2011

Whale Sharks Dec. 30, 2010

Whale sharks are frequent visitors to La Paz in the Sea of Cortez during the Fall and Winter months. As we headed out to the islands, Arty and Marv on Odyssey called on the VHF and told us some whale sharks were right outside the bay. We turned the boat towards them and all the other pangas closer to shore. Once we got there, we spotted about 4 or 5 on the surface, swimming around, not paying attention to the boats around them. The whale shark is a slow filter feeding shark that is the largest known living fish species. They are amazing to see. We didn’t jump in and swim with them, maybe next time.

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