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.
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Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:Group:
Also called carpita pinta. 4 subspecies endangered: Independence Valley S. D. (R. o. lethoporus), Ash Meadows S. D. (R. o. nevadensis), Clover Valley S. D. (R. o. oligoporus), Kendall Warm S. D. (R. o. thermalis)
FishesStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: R. o. lethoporus - October 10, 1989, R. o. nevadensis - May 10, 1982, R. o. oligoporus - October 10, 1989, R. o. thermalis - October 13, 1970
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
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