Very large, pregnant Whale Sharks can often be seen in the waters of Darwin Island in the Galapagos. In fact, more than 90 per cent of all Whale Sharks seen at this island are pregnant! This 14 metre long female clearly shows two bulges, which is where she carries eggs and hatched pups. The pups then develop in both uteri. Once they're ready, the juveniles emerge as fully-developed, yet miniature Whale Sharks.
- © Hannes Klostermann | HK-UNDERWATER.COM 2017
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Animals, Carpet Sharks (Orectolobiformes), Cartilaginous Fishes (Chondrichthyes), Darwin Island, Darwin's Arch, Diving, Ecuador, Elasmobranchii, Fish, Galapagos, Galeomorphi, Isla Darwin, Neoselachii, Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Salt Water, Scuba Diving, Selachii, Sharks (Selachimorpha), Sharks and Rays (Euselachii), Tauchen, Underwater, Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus), Whale Sharks (Rhincodontidae)
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- Galapagos, Ecuador