Mexico Whale Sharks
Whale sharks are filter feeders and, more importantly, they are not like sharks at all. You'd think that the word shark implies big sharp teeth and a stomach that's always hungry. That's the complete opposite. Whale sharks filter feed by sucking in water through their mouth, and releasing the water through their gills. Their gills are equipped with special rakers, which filter the plankton and micro algae from the water. This interesting fact about whale sharks is one of the reasons why tourists love seeing them.
More Whale Shark Facts
Did you know that Whale Sharks love swimming with people too? If you know scuba diving, you can take a dip with the whale sharks. You will find them surprisingly playful, intelligent, and gentle creatures.
There are a lot of islands in the Yucatan Peninsula where you can go to watch and swim with whale sharks. Isla Mujeres and Hol Box are primary destinations.
Whale sharks are very interesting creatures. Large though they are, the whale sharks are friendly to human. Much like dolphins, they love showing off tricks and pulling stunts once in a while. You'll often see them riding the tides beside your boat, if you go to the sea to watch them.
Swimming with Whale Sharks
If you're a marine lover, Yucatan is definitely one of the best places for you to visit. Aside from the whale sharks, you can enjoy different sights in this tropical vacation hotspot. If you're planning on going on a vacation next summer, try Yucatan and go see the whale sharks!
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