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Whale Sharks of Ningaloo Reef

Listed under Wildlife in Western Australia, Australia.

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Swim in clear, warm waters with the majestic, gentle giant, the Whale Shark. The Ningaloo Reef is one of the few places in the world where Whale Sharks regularly visit in large numbers.

It is also close to the shore and shallow enough for people to snorkel safely. These spotted leviathans feed on the coral spawn which happens on mass during April and July, and aren’t at all what you would anticipate from their name.

Though up to 12 metres in length, Whale Sharks don’t have the shark's signature sharp teeth and are generally good tempered around people. Other smaller and less friendly sharks are also common in the area, including the dangerous Tiger Shark and the well camouflaged, nocturnal Wobbegong.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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