From June through mid-September, it’s possible for you to go swimming with whale sharks in Cancun. This incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience is definitely one that you won’t want to miss.
These amazing creatures are completely docile and only feed on micro-organisms such as plankton and krill.
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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun
One of nature’s most impressive most incredible gatherings is held each year off the coast of Cancun. From June through approximately mid-September, hundreds of the world’s biggest fish congregate in the warm tropical waters of the Mexican Caribbean to feast on plankton and tuna eggs.
This incredible get-together for an all-you-can-filter whale shark feast is even more amazing when you immerse into the deep blue sea to swim alongside these ocean titans. Yes, it’s actually possible to swim right next to the biggest fish on the entire planet!
Over the coming months we will be posting news and information about these wonderful ocean giants.
In the meantime, here are five interesting facts you probably didn’t know about whale sharks:
- Although whale sharks have over 3,000 teeth, they are extremely tiny like small Velcro hooks
- Even if a human being could easily fit into the mouth of a whale shark, its throat is only the size of a quarter. Anything bigger than that gets filtered or spit out
- To this day, nobody knows where whale sharks mate
- Whale sharks feed on microscopic organisms such as fish eggs, krill and plankton
- Whale sharks are actually sharks, not whales
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