International Whale Shark Day
On August 30th, the International Whale Shark Day aims to raise concerns about this magnificent sea-dwelling creature. The whale shark's decreasing numbers alert us of their need for protection and conservation. Marine biologists and aquatic enthusiasts alike are captivated by these gentle giants, who fascinate marine biologists and aquatic enthusiasts alike.
You know about whales and sharks, and you should know about sharks. Have you heard of the whale shark? Whale sharks are a species of filter-feeding carpet shark. Despite their size, these gentle giants are still considered gentle giants.
Whale shark facts:
- The whale shark, which weighs more than 20 tons, is the largest fish in the sea
- On average, a whale shark lives for 70 years
- Some whale sharks can reach more than 32 feet long
- These little giants are about the same as a bus, and they are about the same as a bus
- The whale shark's habitat is found in tropical seas around the world
- Whale sharks are carnivores, but their teeth are only 6 mm long
- Whale sharks have a unique skin color, similar to human fingerprints
Whale sharks are incredibly majestic. They are unfortunately, they are becoming endangered. Whale sharks are one of the most endangered marine species on earth, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The whale shark was reclassified by the IUCN in 2016 from a vulnerable to an endangered species. Nobody knows the exact population of the whale shark. According to some estimates, there are only tens of thousands around the world. Illicit fishing, getting stuck in fishing gear, and colliding with boats are all reasons for the decrease in numbers. Since whale sharks migrate slowly, they're usually caught. Whale shark products made in certain regions of the world, such as Asia, are in high demand.
Plastic is another threat to whale sharks. Waste plastics makes its way to the oceans. When a whale shark eats close to the surface, they ingest the plastic quickly. This garbage is deposited in the digestive tract. A whale shark can no longer eat when this occurs. The large fish dies after being starving to death.
All of these factors contribute to the whale shark's endangered status and the need to protect them.
How to celebrate #internationalwhalesharkday
The best way to commemorate International Whale Shark Day is to learn more about this sea creature. You may also support a charity that helps protect the whale shark. Plastic Oceans is one of a few organizations that include the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Cousteau Divers, and Plastic Oceans. These organizations also have great ways to get involved. These organizations also have great ways to get involved. While you're browsing the pages, learn more about this amazing creature and what's being done to protect them.
Try to minimize the use of plastic bags and never throw them into a body of water. Be sure to recycle plastic if you do use plastic.
Whale sharks are a favorite subject on the internet. There are some amazing whale shark pictures on the internet. Why not post a snapshot on social media rather than posting it? Don't forget to use #InternationalWhaleSharkDay when doing so.
The international whale shark day is the longest in history of the international whale shark day
Over 40 whale experts and ocean activists announced August 30th International Whale Day in Isla Holbox, 2008, during the International Whale Shark Conference in 2008 in Isla Holbox. Since then, the day has continued to inform the world about the whale's declining numbers.