whale shark, ©Wolcott Henry 2005/Marine Photobank

A Whale of a Shark »

Whale sharks weigh in at several tons and stretch up to 45 feet or more in length. But despite their enormous size, this threatened species has proved remarkably difficult to study in the wild. Only in recent decades have scientists begun to uncover more about them.

black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul

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