Sunday, November 3, 2019

Why is Whale Shark not a Mammal but a Fish?

A Whale Shark and a diver (credit to Premium Vacations)

As we know, whale is a mammal with some distinct characteristics:
- has bones (back bone)
- the largest marine animal on earth (could reach 100 tons)
- warm blooded, able to regulate temperature in their body
- breathe using lung (swim up surface to catch oxygen)
- spare hairs on the body
- give birth, and feed (milk) the youngs

Shark is a fish, like other fishes have common following features:
- cold blooded, body temperature depend on environment
- breathe using gills
- no hair on body
- shark is largest fish, but smaller than whale (shark 2 ton, while whale is 100 tons)
- have no bones, but cartilage.


Different of Whale Shark and Shark (credit to YouTube)

I think that we understand the different between whale and shark. We might have a question: why is there animal which living in the ocean called as “whale shark?”

The reasons that this shark called as “whale shark,” it has similarity with Whale in terms of:
- both filter feeder
- have single tail as propelling force.
- both have a dorsal fin

However, a Whale Shark is a shark, not a whale, not combine of shark and whale. Just shark.

Moreover, the Whale Shark was known to live in tropical oceans, surprisingly, Whale Shark was reported in Florida recently, and even to be believed to swimming up to the New York beach.

28 comments:

  1. I think I like whales more than sharks... Dolphins are my favourite :-)

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      I think that we understand the different between whale and shark. We might have a question: why is there animal which living in the ocean called as “whale shark?”

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  2. Some interesting facts that I didn't know. Thanks for sharing.

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      As we know, whale is a mammal with some distinct characteristics:
      - has bones (back bone)
      - the largest marine animal on earth (could reach 100 tons)
      - warm blooded, able to regulate temperature in their body
      - breathe using lung (swim up surface to catch oxygen)
      - spare hairs on the body
      - give birth, and feed (milk) the youngs

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      Shark is a fish, like other fishes have common following features:
      - cold blooded, body temperature depend on environment
      - breathe using gills
      - no hair on body
      - shark is largest fish, but smaller than whale (shark 2 ton, while whale is 100 tons)
      - have no bones, but cartilage.

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  5. I didn't know... really interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  6. È una specie davvero molto particolare

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      The reasons that this shark called as “whale shark,” it has similarity with Whale in terms of:
      - both filter feeder
      - have single tail as propelling force.
      - both have a dorsal fin

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  7. I never heard of the whale shark. It's funny how much smaller it is than the blue whale. Interesting!

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  9. The dorsal fin is quite cute.
    I come from FINland, bytheway, hah hah.

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    1. I know....

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  10. See, using my brain to learn new things :) Thanks!

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    1. yes, indeed....

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      As we know, whale is a mammal with some distinct characteristics:
      - has bones (back bone)
      - the largest marine animal on earth (could reach 100 tons)
      - warm blooded, able to regulate temperature in their body
      - breathe using lung (swim up surface to catch oxygen)
      - spare hairs on the body
      - give birth, and feed (milk) the youngs

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      Shark is a fish, like other fishes have common following features:
      - cold blooded, body temperature depend on environment
      - breathe using gills
      - no hair on body
      - shark is largest fish, but smaller than whale (shark 2 ton, while whale is 100 tons)
      - have no bones, but cartilage.

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  12. São enormes e pacíficos estes tubarões-baleia, aproveito para desejar e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
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  13. Very interesting post. Do you want to follow each other?

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