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From the full moon to the last quarter in the months of April, May, and June, Gladden Spit, on the Main Belize Barrier Reef, comes alive. This particular time of year the snappers are abundant, and spawning, which attracts the Whale Sharks. Whale Sharks are very large in size and their average length is between 20-32 feet, and they weigh approximately 20 tons on average.
Their mouths can be as wide as 4 feet, and their mouth is located in the front portion of their head, containing 300 to 350 rows of tiny teeth and 10 filter pads. Most other species of shark’s mouths are located on the underside of their head.
Unlike other species of fish, whale sharks have 5 big gill slits. The gill slits are used for breathing while resting on the ocean floor, and they are located behind their eyes.
Whale sharks are grey with a white belly. The total number of fins on the Whale Shark is 4. They have 2 dorsal and 2 pectoral fins.Their main diet consists of microalgae, plankton, snapper, and small squid or vertebrae.
The name “whale shark” comes from the fish’s physiology, being as large as many whales and also a filter feeder like many whale species.
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