- "Ohmigosh! I caught a whale shark! It could have swallowed me up!" —New Leaf
Donating to the Museum
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.
"Whale sharks are the world's largest fish, but they're surprisingly some of the gentlest. They can swim at only three mph, so although they're large and very imposing, they're not really a threat. They swim with their mouths open to swallow vast quantities of tiny creatures and sea water. As they expel the water through their gills, they will eat what then remains. Since they don't have to bite prey their teeth are file-like and number about 10,000 in multiple rows."
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The whale shark is the largest fish in the world at 45 (or more) feet. It is found in tropical waters around the world.