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.
|Join the Featured Creature Mailing List
Would you like to receive a notice and link when the new Creature Feature is posted? Enter your e-mail address
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:Group:
Also called the Oregon Checkerbloom. 2 ssp. endangered: Kenwood Marsh Checker-mallow - Sidalcea oregana ssp. valida, Wenatchee Mountains Checker-mallow - Sidalcea oregana var. calva
PlantsStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: S. o. ssp. valida - October 22, 1997, S. o. var. calva - December 22, 1999
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Profiles and photos are posted according to availability.