In Images: Tale of an Injured Whale Shark

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Fermin the Whale Shark

Credit: Physalus
The male whale shark "Fermin" feeds at a non-motorized boat in the Tan-awan feeding area in Oslob, the Philippines before his injury. Like other sharks…Read More »

who feed there regularly, Fermin sports calluses around his mouth from repeatedly bumping the boat.   Less «
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