The size of a bus, rare and endangered whale shark spotted off Florida coast

phys.org | 9/12/2019 | Staff
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Bigger than Jaws, but not nearly as dangerous, the largest fish in the sea, a whale shark, was spotted off the Florida coast.

The endangered species of shark that can normally grow to more than 40 feet does is not normally seen in Florida, staying mainly in more tropical waters closer to the equator, but has been spotted all the way up to New York on occasion, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Still, the sighting by a group on board a fishing charter out of Palm Beach County spotted the spotted shark and posted an image to the company's Facebook page on Sunday.

"Whale shark!! Amazing! Let's go fishing!!" reads the post from Blue Heron Fishing that sails out of Riviera Beach.

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The whale shark is a plankton-feeding...
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