whale sharks

one of the things that make this small honduran island of utila special is the whale shark.

it is nothing less than magnificient.

imagine swimming in open ocean water that drops to depths of 800 metres/2400 feet two miles offshore less than an arms length away from a 12 metre/40 foot long shark.

oh look, there’s one now.

as you can see by looking at the tail, this one’s been properly tagged and sampled by utila’s own Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center. (that’s wsorc for those of you who are spelling impaired)

this one swam across my desk during my lunch break.

maybe i’m just not ready to stop drinking.

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9 Responses to “whale sharks”

  1. Devon Ellington Says:

    Very funny!

    I think you need another beer. 😉

  2. shirley Says:

    “oh look, there’s one now.”

    Hee hee!

  3. Ha ha!

    Now that’s a job I could handle!

  4. Janvangogh Says:

    Sounds like you have been visiting Pigeon Falls — at Dr. John’s site. He has a problem with white rabbits in pink sweaters.

  5. jafabrit Says:

    maybe you have the same drinking water as pigeon falls in Dr. John’s back yard 😉

  6. “this one swam across my desk during my lunch break.

    maybe i’m just not ready to stop drinking.”

    Is this where the saying “he drinks like a fish…” came from?
    I got here from Dr. John’s –

  7. Dr. John sent me and I’ll be back often to see if you are still drinking.

    Love your site. I’m going to take the time to read earlier post.

  8. Lori's Minute Says:

    Sent by Dr. John, a guy who randomly selcts blogs for his readers to leave comments on.
    Hmmmmm….nice looking shark but I must tell you that unusual animals crossing desks are not all the uncommon here in the states. For instance, just this mornng a a pink elephant was seen in my computer armoire. Oh…wait…..no….I saw one on tv late last night. Never mind!

  9. came from Dr John. It is nice the this whale shark is a small one.

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