Stories tagged whale shark

Named the Kuroshio Sea, this enormous tank at the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan is over 30 feet deep, 110 feet wide, and nearly 90 feet long. It holds more than 8000 tons of water, equal to about three Olympic-sized swimming pools. Eighty local species of fish are on display here including manta rays, and the world's largest fish, the whale shark.

You have to admit, this is some of the best reality television you've seen lately.

I hope I don't get in trouble for posting this, but here's a BBC-produced video showing a whale shark pooping. There is good scientific inquiry behind this, so to speak. Why would scientists what to see, and get samples of, whale shark poop? Share your ideas here.