Although whale sharks are massive, they are generally docile and inoffensive to humans. Whale sharks are even sometimes nice enough to let human swimmers hitch a ride.
Learn more about the Whale Shark.
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Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:Group:
3 subspecies endangered: Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), Green Blossom Pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum), T. B. Pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa)
ClamsStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: E. t. gubernaculum - June 14, 1967, E. t. rangiana - January 22, 1993, E. t. torulosa - June 14, 1967
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Alabama, Canada (Ontario), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
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