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Get up close with the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. They are protected in the waters of Indonesia.

Whale sharks migrate thousands of miles each year, likely following plankton blooms. Whale sharks usually live on their own but gather in warm ocean waters to feed. Each summer, hundreds of whale sharks arrive to the Yucatán Peninsula off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. People enjoy watching these gentle giants feed.

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Making Connections


Whale sharks are filter feeders. How is that different than how you eat your food?


Can you name one fact that you learned about whale sharks in this book or a different book you have read?


Whale sharks are the largest shark in the world. Can you name some other large animals?

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