Whale shark!

Seen last Sunday from the boat near El Gouna on the way to a scuba dive (my new–very new–passion).  The Dive Master has been working in the Red Sea for seven years and had never seen one before, so there was lots of excitement on the boat. These fish can get up to 13 meters long (they’re the largest fish in the ocean), but this was a baby, about five meters long.  They’re gentle, plankton-eating creatures and folks were swimming with it.  I, however, was late into the water and had a leaky mask, so I missed out on perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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