Friday, October 30, 2009

Whale Shark Sighting

This photo was sent to me by Keller Laros of the Manta Pacific Research Foundation. On Wednesday afternoon they had a nice encounter with this female whale shark. Whale sharks show up in Kona from time to time and seem to be sighted more frequently in the fall & winter. In the background, just ahead of the shark's dorsal fin, can be seen a manta ray. Mantas are the largest of the rays and whale sharks are the largest fish of all. What a great thing to get both of these filter-feeding giants in one photo! Thanks Keller!

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