WET PIXEL FULL FRAME Warren Baverstock: Djibouti whale sharks

Here’s a great and informative article about Whale Sharks. It interests me because I will soon be visiting the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to photograph these beauties. Click on the link at the end of the article for some fabulous images!

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Along a small stretch of uninhabitable coastline off the coast of Djibouti lies one of natures treasures which up until now, few have been privileged to witness. During the months of October through to February, large aggregations of young whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) visit the Gulf of Tadjoura to feed on the plankton rich waters within the Gulf of Aden. Little is known about where the sharks come from, but local reports from ecotourism operators suggest that during the months of October to February, large aggregations of mostly juvenile male sharks move around a small area of coastline in search of food. Luckily, during this time of year food is plentiful and at certain times of the day, dense blooms of plankton are brought to the surface, which the whale sharks seem to find.

Plankton is made up of small or microscopic organisms such as fish eggs, tiny…

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3 thoughts on “WET PIXEL FULL FRAME Warren Baverstock: Djibouti whale sharks

  1. My sister and I will be traveling the Yucatan Peninsula in June! We do plan on either scuba diving or snorkeling with whale sharks while we are there. Do you plan to go in Holbox Isle or Isla Mujeres?

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