The Largest Whale Shark Ever Recorded – 47,000 Pounds


Get ready to be amazed by the largest whale shark ever recorded!

Caught off the coast of Pakistan in 1947, this incredible specimen is now on display at the Marine Fisheries Department in Karachi.

This gentle giant of the ocean measured an impressive....

41.5 feet (12.65 meters) in length

And weighed an estimated 47,000 pounds (21,500 kg).

However, it’s worth noting that because whale sharks are difficult to measure accurately in the Wild, more prominent individuals may exist but have yet to be officially recorded.

Let's explore some interesting fact about these gentle giants!

They can live up to 100 years in the Wild, making them one of the longest-lived fish species.

The spots and stripes on a their skin are unique to each individual, much like a human fingerprint.

They can swim at relatively high speeds of up to 10 mph (16 km/h). Making them the fastest-swimming fish in the ocean.

– Despite their large size, they are filter feeders and primarily eat plankton and small fish.

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