Stunning GoPro Award Winning Video

I present for your viewing pleasure a stunning GoPro award video.  Ocean Ramsey is a shark conservationist and free diver (diving without oxygen for long periods of time).  She is featured in this incredible video, swimming with a whale shark, the largest fish in the world.  Amazing!

Whale shark:  The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 m (41.5 ft) and a weight of about 21.5 t (47,000 lb).

The whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans and is rarely found in water below 22 °C (72 °F). Modeling suggests a lifespan of about 70 years, but measurements have proven difficult.  They have very large mouths and are filter feeders, which is a feeding mode that occurs in only two other sharks, the megamouth shark and the basking shark. They feed almost exclusively on plankton and, therefore, are completely harmless to humans.

(Wikipedia)

 

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