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Whale Sharks

WATCH: Entire City Attacked By Giant Shark.. Murals

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

By now, your social feed has undoubtedly been attacked by Shark Week. Thankfully, real life sharks -- bless them -- are not nearly as aggressive as Di...

Galapagos' Gentle Giants: Mysteries of the World's Largest Shark

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

My first encounter with a whale shark is something I will never forget. I was submerged in the clear blue waters of the Galapagos Islands, diving for a glimpse of these gentle giants.

Swim With Whale Sharks in Baja

Fathom | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Like it was playing hide and seek, the whale shark's rectangular head appeared from the sapphire-colored watery abyss. I knew that it wouldn't attack me. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

This Shark Week, Let's Stand Up for Unfairly Maligned Shark and Ray Species

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.

Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico

Nadia Aly | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Nadia Aly

Not many people know that you can have an amazing ocean adventure just one hour out of Cancun, Mexico.

The Year of the Dragon Heralds a Shift for Sharks

Francesca Koe | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

The connection between declining shark populations and finning is tragically clear. Each year, up to 73 million sharks are stripped of their fins and thrown back to the ocean to die a painful and prolonged death.

WATCH: Whale Shark Chows Down On Easy Dinner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

Talk about making the most of an opportunity. A whale shark in the waters off Indonesia capitalized on the chance for an easy dinner by sucking fish s...

WATCH: Who Has America's Best Aquarium?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

In Monterey's world-famous aquarium, the star attractions are jellyfish. In Atlanta's aquarium, it's the Whale Sharks.

PHOTOS: Learn To Scuba Dive In Bali

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In just three days or one long weekend you can get your PADI certification card in Open Water Diving usable anywhere in the world, and you'll be doing it in one of the easiest and most unique places for beginners in the world.

Whale Shark Feedings Bring Tourist To The Philippines

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.24.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

When a whale shark would venture into their territory, the fishermen caught fewer fish. Something had to be done.

PHOTOS: Mexico's Whale Shark Festival

Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel

The fifth-annual Whale Shark Festival hits Isla Mujeres, Mexico on June 21, offering visitors to the island off the coast of Cancun the rare chance to...

A Huffington Post Guide To Family Vacations In The Caribbean

The Huffington Post | Rory Bratcher | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in the Caribbean can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, w...

WATCH: Sir Richard Branson Swims With 300 Sharks

Posted 10.09.2011 | Green

While swimming with the dolphins is enough to appease many travelers, Sir Richard Branson is a bit more adventurous than most. Instead, it took swimmi...

Lessons From Diving With Whale Sharks

Keith Addis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Keith Addis

Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.

Long Beach -- Shark Ed 101 -- No Hugs Required

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

2010-09-30-hammerhead.jpgThe "da-dum, da-dum, da-dum" music we associate with sharks from the movie Jaws might be the music sharks hear when they see us, because we are the bigger threat.