Whale shark

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world reaching up to 59 feet/18 meters in length and weighing as much as 60 tonnes. Amazingly it supports its huge body size by feeding on some of the smallest creatures in the ocean: plankton. These sharks arrive in the thousands annually in the Galapagos waters and scientists are only now beginning to understand the deep connections between the Islands’ geology, the ocean currents and the migration of these giants of the ocean.