Monday, August 3, 2009

Beached Whale Shark - Sanibel Sea School

SHARK WEEK 2009 campers built a 40 ft. scale model of a whale shark on Buttonwood beach! Sisbro Studios filmed the process and created this time-lapse sequence. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, with some adults growing up to 50 feet. Despite their large size, they are gentle filter feeders that consume some of the smallest organisms in the ocean. It is nearly impossible to be killed by a whale shark, but even more predatory species of sharks are unlikely to bother humans. You are more likely to be killed by a toaster or by debris falling from the sky than you are to be attacked by a shark. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)(3) marine conservation and education nonprofit located on Sanibel Island, FL. To learn more, visit us at!

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