Sighting Detail

ID#925
ByTanya Houppermans (Blue Elements Imaging via Solo Buceo Dive Operator, expedition with 333 Productions)
DateTuesday 14 July 2015
Verified
SpeciesWhale shark (Rhincodon typus)
Quantityx2
Sexunknown
Length7m
TypeBoat
ConfidenceCertain
ConditionsCalm
VisibilityExcellent
Depth3m
Seen FromNone
LocationIsla Mujeres:  21.2350, -86.722, Gulf of Mexico
Notes

This particular whale shark stayed floating at the surface for ~10 minutes at a time, and swam very slowly, even with several people around it. Other people on the expedition with me were stating that this whale shark appeared thin. Since this was only the second whale shark I had seen, I didn't really have anything to compare it to in order to make my own determination of its size.