Whale shark. The bigest animal on the planet.
Have you ever wondered which is the largest animal in the world, what are its characteristics and where can be observed? You will have to dive into the Mexican seas to meet the whale shark, and explore everything that makes this majestic animal incredible. Come and live this unique experience with MX3 Travel!
The whale shark
Also known as "checkerboard" or "domino" fish, it is a solitary migratory species, considered the largest fish in the world, distributed in warm and temperate seas: San Blas, Nayarit; Isla Contoy, Isla Mujeres, Holbox and Cabo Catoche, Quintana Roo.
It is a large gray fish with pale white spots of vertical and horizontal stripes on the back, white belly and dorsal fins oriented towards the back of the body. They can measure up to more than 20 meters in length and weigh 25 tons.
They feed of organisms such as zooplankton, plants and small fish such as sardines, anchovies and even small squid.
The Biosphere Reserve "Whale Shark"
It was established in 2009 and located in the northern coasts of Quintana Roo, with the purpose of promoting the knowledge and conservation of the marine species, since, it is in danger of extinction.
Today, the biosphere reserve, along with the whale shark, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Quintana Roo. Don't miss the great opportunity to swim with this beautiful animal. Imagine your perfect trip, explore Quintana Roo and discover more about the whale shark with us, dare to swim with the whale shark!
#imaginaexploradescubre #imagineexplorediscover #quintanaroo #tiburonballena #mx3travel #peninsuladeyucatan #tourism #tourismoresponsible #responsibletourism #tourism #yucatanmexico #conococemexico #nature #vacations #tours #travel #DMC
Cardenas, P. N., Trujillo, C. J., Emanuel, M. H., & Herrera, S. J. (2019). Deciphering the mysterious Whale Shark the world's largest fish. In Biodiversistas (pp. 2-6). Retrieved August 09, 2021, from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jorge-Trujillo-Cordova/publication/344332399_Descifrando_al_misterioso_tiburon_ballena_el_pez_mas_grande_del_mundo/links/5f68f7de299bf1b53ee96ed6/Descifrando-al-misterioso-tiburon-ballena-el-pez-mas-grande-del-mundo.pdf
CONANP. (August 30, 2016). https://www.gob.mx/. Retrieved August 09, 2021, from https://www.gob.mx/conanp/prensa/la-conanp-protege-al-tiburon-ballena-en-quintana-roo-61785
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. (n.d). https://www.nationalgeographic.es/. Retrieved August 09, 2021, from https://www.nationalgeographic.es/animales/tiburon-ballena