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Celebrating whale sharks responsibly

  • Casandra Tania and Elis Nurhayati
    Casandra Tania and Elis Nurhayati

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Cambridge/Jakarta | Wed, September 12, 2018 | 11:57 am
Celebrating whale sharks responsibly Illustration: A whale shark approaching the surface. (Shutterstock/Andrea Izzotti)

PREMIUM Few may have been aware that Aug. 30 was International Whale Shark Day, a day dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the largest fish in the world. The shark can grow up to 18 meters long and weigh as much as 20.6 tons, about the size of a school bus. 

A whale shark is a shark not a whale; it is a fish that breathes using gills and because it is a shark, its skeleton...

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