The Whale Shark is scientifically known as (Rhincodon typus). It belongs to the class of
Chondrichthyes and family Rhincodontidae. Ever since humans began exploring the oceans; the size of the Whale Sharks has always astonished mankind. The largest Whale Shark ever seen is 18.8 m (62 ft).
These are huge and can live up to as long as 130 years. The Whale Sharks eats planktons and small fishes. These fishes have a unique ‘Crossflow filtration of eating food. It filters the food completely with its 300 rows of tiny teeth.
Though Whale Sharks are quite big, these do not pose any kind of threat to humans. Surprising isn’t it?