Coastal Stories — #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.
The vaquita is a very small porpoise that lives solely in the Gulf of California, Mexico, it's the smallest and rarest of the cetaceans - which include whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The vaquita has a gray body with a pale gray or white belly and a dark patch around its eye. They are very rarely seen in the wild.
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.
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...