I was reading on one of my favorite blogs Bananaq8 that a Whale Shark was once again found at Marina Mall in Kuwait. The big guy lost his way and couldn't get out of the marina. The Kuwait Dive Team who rescued the one in 2009 is also assisting this Whale Shark find his way to deeper waters.
Seeing and swimming with a Whale Shark would be one of my dreams come true. I would do 'almost' anything to swim with him. Even if it means dressing up as a mermaid and illegally jumping in with him. I guess I would finally make the Arab Times crime section which might read, "Crazy Western Girl Arrested for Illegally Swimming with Large Shark".
Whale Shark From Wikipedia:
The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark, the largest living fish species. The largest confirmed individual was 12.65 metres (41.50 ft) in length. The heaviest weighed more than 36 tonnes (79,000 lb), but unconfirmed claims report considerably larger whale sharks. This distinctively-marked fish is the only member of its genus Rhincodon and its family, Rhincodontidae (called Rhinodontes before 1984), which belongs to the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes. The shark is found in tropical and warm oceans, lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. The species originated about 60 million years ago. Although whale sharks have very large mouths, they feed mainly, though not exclusively, on plankton, microscopic plants and animals, although the BBC program Planet Earth filmed a whale shark feeding on a school of small fish.
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