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Monday, March 12, 2012

Ningaloo whale shark tours to start this week!

The first whale sharks of 2012 have been sighted in the Ningaloo Marine Park and tours offering the chance to swim with the world's largest fish are expected to start in Exmouth and Coral Bay this week.

Growing up to 16 metres long, whale sharks are attracted to Ningaloo's warm, pristine water after the mass spawning of coral in March each year.

Whale sharks migrate to the area to feed on krill, while tourists from far and wide visit to experience the incredible thrill of swimming alongside these gentle giants.

The Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia's Coral Coast has recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list and is considered one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks.

Whale shark tours are offered between mid March until early August and sometimes into September if whale sharks are still in the area.


Image caption: Swimming with a whale shark in the Ningaloo Marine Park.



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