One of The Coolest Experiences of My Life: Swimming with Whale Sharks
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One of The Coolest Experiences of My Life: Swimming with Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. They can grow up to 40 feet long and live upwards of 70 years. These guys are filter feeder like many whales and eats mainly algae and plankton by filtering it through their huge mouths.

Every year between May and September (with the peak from mid July to Mid August), the area around Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox attracts hundreds of whale sharks. Some sort of upwelling of nutrients from the deeper cold water to the warm surface water bring in the sharks, huge manta rays,turtles and all kinds of fish. Reasons be damned. It's freaking awesome!

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