They can grow up to 40-50 feet long and weigh around, I think, 15 tons or so. I have read of some that have weighed more.<br><br><br><br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""> whale sharks.
The ones at the aquarium in Atlanta are not full grown. I'll have to look up their size(s).<br><br><br><br>
As of June, the two females that arrived were 11 feet and 14 feet long. I don't know how long the males were. They have room for six full grown whale sharks in that aquarium. They are hoping they'll breed.
Some time ago, there was an article in a magazine about a whale shark who was stuck in a harbor or inlet by low tide. They were feeding him for a few days until he could swim out again. He learned to recognize the boat they were feeding him from and soon was swimming over to them with his mouth open (I say "his" and "him", but don't remember if it was a male or not).
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