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:
Miller's Dog, Oil Shark, Penny Dog, Rig, School Shark, Snapper Shark, Soupfin, Soupie, Southern Tope, Sweet William, Tiburon, Tope Shark, Toper, Vitamin Shark, Whithound
FishesStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Profiles and photos are posted according to availability.