Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Whale with an entourage!






The little fish around the  juvenile whale shark are Remoras.

Remoras use  bigger animal for protection while also helping to rid the host of parasites. Symbiotic relationships are great!

Whale Sharks have many rows of vestigial teeth...but they're filter feeders. They  can't eat anything other than plankton. They're actually universally friendly or cowardly, never aggressive. They can't really hurt anything.


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  1. This is very interesting. Amazing how those fish stay so close to the whale shark. Really has a huge mouth.

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    1. Just think- that is a young whale shark!

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  2. That is so very cool, Linda. Thank you for sharing. I think I would still poop my wetsuit if I ever saw a whale shark underwater, though. :D

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    1. Hey Rita-

      Gabe and I would of loved to have seen one but unfortunately never did. Plenty of regular sharks especially on the blue corner on Palau.

      Check this out- https://palaudiveadventures.com/blue-corner-palau/ and You Tube also has a video diving it. Glad I did it but never again!

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  3. Linda I thought of you and Gabe diving watching that..Have you ever come across a whale while you were down there. What a world we have that so many of us never see except though you divers. Rita I would also do it in the Wet suit..We would need depends on under that suit..Thank you Linda for a great share.

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    1. I'm pretty sure my diving days are done. I can watch out dvd's and remember when I was brave.

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