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Swim with whale sharks in Cancun

By: Reuters


Source: www.gulfnews.com


 

Tourists flock to Cancun for its sunny beaches and balmy weather, but there is a new attraction luring visitors to the Mexican resort — whale sharks. As many as 1,400 whale sharks, the world’s largest species of fish, migrate through Cancun’s warm coastal waters between mid-May and mid-September every year to feed on plankton in the Yucatan Peninsula.


Tourists with snorkelling gear take turns swimming alongside the gentle giants, which can reach up to 15.2m in length but pose no danger to humans.

“Swimming with the biggest fish in the world is certainly something unique. They won’t hurt you. They’re on their own business, just feeding themselves,” said Kenneth Johnson, a marine biologist whose company, EcoColors, runs eco-adventure excursions in Mexico. 

 

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:22 PM by Faby Delgado

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