VIDEO: Fisherman Captures Whale Sharks On Video Off the Coast Anna Maria Island In Florida

By  //  June 19, 2018

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ABOVE VIDEO: Port Canaveral posted a video of a fisherman’s encounter with multiple whale sharks swimming alongside the man’s 25-foot boat off the coast of Anna Maria Island.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral posted a video on Tuesday of Capt. Barry Moss’ encounter with multiple whale sharks swimming alongside his 25-foot boat 20 miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island.

Whale sharks can grow to 40 feet and weigh as much as 40 tons by some estimates! The largest reported whale shark was 65 feet, but it is uncommon to see them longer than 40 feet.

They are found in all tropical and warm-temperate seas around the world.

Scientists believe they can live approximately 60-100 years.

Whale sharks eat mostly small organisms like plankton, schooling fish, and squid, which they strain from the water as they swim with their meter-long mouths and specialized teeth, according to NOAA.

Anna Maria Island is a barrier island on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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