Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-19 18:52:42 –
Bradenton, FloridaWFLA) – John Royster was on a fishing trip near Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Last weekend, he and his fellow fishermen encountered a large whale shark.
West Bradenton’s Royster, who was on board with Captain Lance, a Florida fishing fleet charter, was on the water when three large whale sharks arrived on the boat.
“It’s the biggest I’ve seen in the Gulf in 15 years,” Reims said.
“Since I came here, I’ve seen a lot of cool things, from whale sharks to giant manta rays to giant leatherback turtles. Some great things,” Royster said.
The largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark, weighs an average of 20.6 tonnes and can reach over 40 feet in length.
Like many whales, sharks filter and eat plankton with their long, open mouths while swimming near the surface of the sea. National Geographic..
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