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Saltie Voice: Whale Shark #SOSS

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Saltie Voice: Whale Shark #SOSS

Whale sharks are docile fish and sometimes allow swimmers to catch a ride, although this practice is discouraged by shark scientists and conservationists because of the disturbance to the sharks. Younger whale sharks are gentle and can play with divers.  Australia is one of the most reliable locations to find whale sharks.

 


Saltie Voice: Maui's dolphin

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Saltie Voice: Maui's dolphin

Maui's dolphin or popoto is the world's rarest and smallest known subspecies of dolphin, the last count was just 55 left in the World. 


Saltie Voice: Pocket Shark

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Saltie Voice: Pocket Shark

The tiny nipper was caught during a 2010 government research trip Its body remained frozen while biologists tried to identify it The pocket shark measures 5.5 inches long and weighs a mere half ounce According to a study published in the journal Zootaxa, the second pocket shark ever to be seen has been discovered. It was found in a batch of fish collected as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study conducted in 2010.. Scientists found a tiny, young version of the extraordinarily rare shark that was fished out of the deep Gulf of Mexico in 2010...


Saltie Voice: Irrawaddy Dolphin

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Saltie Voice: Irrawaddy Dolphin
Irrawaddy Dolphins are similar to the beluga in appearance, though most closely related to the orca. Found in discontinuous sub populations near sea coasts and in estuaries.

Saltie Voice: Rare albino Gray Whale

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Saltie Voice: Rare albino Gray Whale

Marine biologists have captured footage of a rare albino Gray Whale, spotted off Mexico’s Pacific Coast.