Diving in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Sea Home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Western Caribbean shelters over 500 species of fish.  The Mesoamerican Reef System,which includes the Belize Barrier reef, extends from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south to the Bay Islands of Honduras encompassing over 600 nautical miles of […]

Classification and Taxonomy of Whale Sharks

The whale shark is a shark, or fish.  Whales share the same Kingdom and Phylum, but are of the Class “Mammalia” as are we humans.  The following chart will help classify the whale shark scienfically.   Scientifc  Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Chondrichthyes Subclass Elasmobranchii Order Orectolobiformes Family Rhincodontidae Genus Rhincodon Species Typus   […]

How Big Are Whale Sharks?

The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea. The largest whale shark on record was caught in 1947 off the coast of Pakistan and measured 12.65m or 41ft 6in long.  This is about the length of a school or transit bus.  Many people, including fisherman, sailors, and divers, claim to have seen whale […]