How does the whale shark feed its colossal 10-ton appetite? ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the … I chose this video because it is from National Geographic which is a credible source. Many videos are from people who have swam with whale sharks and don't have a lot of information about them.
Whale sharks are not only the largest shark – they’re the largest fish in the ocean. These gentle giants feed on some of the tiniest creatures in the ocean: plankton. This site has data about the size of whale sharks, the type of shark they are, a map of where they are found, diet, reproduction, photos, there is a quiz to test your knowledge about whale sharks, there is also an interesting interactive that has the different physical traits of the whale shark. I chose this site because of all of the information it has about whale sharks, the interactive was helpful and the source is Discovery. Discovery has a lot of information about sharks because of the Shark Week programs that they have every year about sharks.
Protect endangered species, including the whale shark, at World Wildlife Fund. Learn about the ways WWF works to conserve a future where people live in harmony with nature. This site has some general facts about whale sharks, but has information about its conservation and why they matter to the ocean. This site has information about the ways they are threatened.
The Wildbook for Whale Sharks photo-identification library is a visual database of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) encounters and of individually catalogued whale sharks. The library is maintained and used by marine biologists to collect and analyze whale shark sighting data to learn more about these amazing creatures. This site uses photographs of whale sharks to look at skin patterns, scars etc. to identify individual animals. People can submit photos and sightings to help scientists study whale sharks. The site includes directions about how to photograph whale sharks, how to report an encounter, you can adopt a shark and give it a nickname, and can look up information about individual whale sharks. This website doesn't have a lot of general information about whale sharks but it is interesting to see individual sharks and see maps of where they have been seen and photographs.
Rhincodon typus | Whale Shark This article from the Florida Museum shares things like geographical distribution, habitat, physical traits, diet and reproduction. It also talks about its relationship with humans and conservation efforts about the whale shark. I chose this article because the source (University of Florida) is credible and it has a lot of the information I need to find out about the animal I chose.