Whale Shark

Size: average average 9.7 meter (31.82 ft.); max. 18.0 meter (59 ft)

Depth: 50 meters (100 ft.) or shallower

Habitat: open water of tropical seas of 21 °C (70 °F) plus

Diet: Exclusively plankton

Reproduction: Ovoviviparous, gestation period 10-12 months, up to 300 pups

Sexual maturity: around 4.8-5.5 meter (13.77-18.0 ft.); around 30 years of age

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