scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 732
Patel 1 The Whale Shark At a whopping forty-six feet and a massive fifteen tons you can see why the whale shark is called they whale shark The whale shark is the biggest shark and the biggest fish in the ocean The Whale Shark Bibliography - Tethys Marine As you can see it is not a whale It has a mouth which is around 4 feet wide Its mouth is at the front of the head and not underside like most sharks On this massive giant are a wide flat head a rounded snout small eyes five gill slits two dorsal fins and two pectoral fins The Whale Shark Bibliography - Tethys Marine The spiracle is also located just behind the sharks eye And another distinguishing feature is that its tail has a top fin much larger than the lower fin Another unique characteristic is that the whale shark has a distinctive light yellow marking on its body These come in the form of different stripes and dots Like other sharks the female is normally larger than the male sharks are Also pregnant females have bee n found containing hundreds of pups which means that whale sharks are viviparous This means giving birth to live young and these newborns are over two feet long Most whale sharks are sexually mature at thirty years old This is when they are able to mate and reproduce One thing that may be of some Patel 2 relief would be that whale sharks are harmless to people and usually to divers as well But to top all of that it is estimated that whale sharks live up to 100 150 years The classification of the whale shark is fairly simple they are in kingdom Animalia then phylum Chordata next they are in subphylum vertebrata after that is placed in the class Chondrichthyes and then subclass Elasmobranchii sharks and rays next in the family Rhincodontidae
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA