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Whale Sharks Have Eyeballs Covered in Tiny Teeth

Marine biologists from Japan say whale sharks have eyeballs coated in tiny teeth, in a discovery unique to this hulking but gentle aquatic species.Read more...
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Whale Sharks’ Long Lifespan Revealed by Atomic Bomb Remnants

Scientists are determining the lifespan of the world’s largest fish with the help of nuclear weapons tests from the 1950s and 60s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Nuclear Weapons, Ecology, Atomic Bombs, Oceanography, Whale Sharks, Radiocarbon dating

Djibouti Part 1 Lake Abbe

The local adventure travel group I typically use was offering a 5day trip to Djibouti Moonscapes and Whale Sharks. Of course I was on board when my coworker said I should go. We had an early morning flight on Ethiopian Airlines meeting up before boardi
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Baja All about the Whales

Okay week two in Mexico we are still in Baja California and I am writing this in Los Barriles on the Eastern Cape.After the previous day's trip to swim with the Whale Sharks we booked a boat trip from a beach south of La Paz across to an island called
Tags: Travel, Mexico, La Paz, Baja California, Whale Sharks, Los Barriles

Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Are Consuming a Staggering Amount of Plastic

Manta rays and whale sharks are among the largest filter-feeding fishes on the planet. To power their bulk, they sieve massive quantities of plankton out of the water. But new research off the coast of Indonesia suggests their meals come with an unwanted garnish: an alarming amount of plastic waste .Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Ocean Plastic, Plastic Pollution, Manta, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays

Scientists Find New Crustacean Species Living in Whale Shark's Gills

Japanese scientists have discovered a new species of crustacean in the gills of a shark, according to a recent paper.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Biology, New Species, Whale Sharks

30 Fun Things To Do In Cancun: Mexico’s Gateway To The Yucatan

Best Things to Do in Cancun, Mexico! Cancun, Mexico Cancun is the official party capital of Mexico with great beachfront access to the Caribbean Sea. But there are so many more things to do in Cancun besides the beaches! Known as the gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is often the first travel experience that most Americans have in Mexico. In fact up to 40% of American travelers are picking Mexico for their vacation. I’ll be the first to tell you that Cancun is not my favorite place i...
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My Best Travel Adventures of 2018

As the saying goes “the older you get the faster time flies.” It certainly felt like 2018 flew by for me. While there were certainly highs and lows of the year, overall I consider myself very lucky. I think I did 25 trips in total, not including day hikes.  Here’s a look at my best travel adventures for 2018. Sleeping in the Sahara Desert We were late getting to our tented camp in the Sahara – because our vehicle and another got stuck in the sand. It was about 90 minutes before we were winch...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Adventure, US, Canada, Alaska, Morocco, Arizona, Miami, Vancouver, John, Alberta, Calgary, Havana, Westport

7 Things to See and Do in La Paz, Mexico

La Paz, called the “Gateway to the Sea of Cortez” is a city of 290,000 inhabitants located on the peninsula of Baja California Sur, about 200 kilometres north of Los Cabos. From Los Cabos airport it’s a scenic three hour drive to the north. Between its dry, sunny climate and enviable location on the Sea of Cortez – called the “Aquarium of the World” by Jacques Cousteau, La Paz has plenty to offer adventurous souls like myself. These 7 things to see and do in and around La Paz will keep you bus...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Canada, Alberta, Mediterranean, La Paz, Tamara, Cortez, Baja California, Malecón, Whale Sharks, Pacific Coast, Jacques Cousteau, Los Cabos, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Loreto

Swimming with Whale Sharks: An Unforgettable Experience

When swimming with whale sharks shows up as one of the activities on a press trip invite to La Paz, Mexico how can you say no? I certainly couldn’t. Swimming with these massive members of the fish family has been on my bucketlist for some time now and the experience didn’t disappoint. In fact it exceeded all expectations and the only thing I wanted was a bit more time in the water with them. Whale sharks are the size of a schoolbus A few facts about whale sharks Whale sharks, the largest f...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Canada, Swimming, Alberta, La Paz, Tamara, Whale Sharks, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Cabo, Leigh McAdam, La Paz Mexico, Emilio Garcia, Cortez Club, La Paz Tourism Board

Whale Sharks Can Live 130 Years, New Study Estimates

The world’s biggest fish is the mysterious whale shark, which can grow as heavy as 40,000 pounds and as large as 60 feet, though most top out a few feet and pounds smaller than that. It also appears these behemoths can live to be 130 years old, new observations and modeling have shown.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Old, Wow, Marine Science, Sharks, Whale Sharks

Whale Sharks

Well so much has happened since we left Perth that I've forgotten a few things. must be the old age. Well we travelled along the coast road to the Pinnacles just south of Cervantes. I've been here before but just like so much of the rest of the country
Tags: Travel, Perth, Cervantes, Whale Sharks

18 Bucket List Experiences Everyone Should Try

Let me preface this monster of a post by saying that no, this is not an exhaustive list. Yes, there are cooler things to do around the world, I just haven’t done them. As an independent blogger and not someone writing listicles for a magazine, I can only go from my personal experiences. Perhaps I should have titled this post “18 Experiences I’ve Done That I Think You Should Do Too,” but I didn’t, hence the preface. Now that we have that out of the way, I was editing some photos from past trips ...
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Why Summer is Still a Great Time to Visit Belize

Many people are dreaming of heading to Belize when it's freezing cold up north. They dream of warm water for snorkeling and diving, swaying palm trees, cocktails on the beach. After all, this is what Belize looks like in winter. That doesn't mean it's the only time to visit, however. Temperatures don't vary much in this part of Central America, whether you are in the water or out of it. Water temperatures are in the low 80s (26-28° Celsius) while air temperatures are in the mid to high 80s (26...
Tags: Travel, Costa Rica, Central America, Belize, Cuisine, Lobster, Travel Life, Whale Sharks, Garifuna, Placencia, Hotel promotions, Chabil Mar, Belize adventure, Belize Whale, Placencia Lobster Fest, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Microplastic pollution poses particular threat to filter-feeding rays, sharks and whales

Microplastics pose a huge threat to aquatic life – particularly large filter feeders such as whale sharks, manta rays, and baleen whales. Filter feeders are at high risk because of their constant sifting through ocean water to capture their micro-plankton prey. These large creatures play an important role in oceanic ecosystems and huge problems in the food chain could arise if they were to become threatened or even extinct due to escalating threats. A new study by an international team of rese...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Animals, Pollution, Oceans, Ocean, Plastic, Whales, Gulf of Mexico, Coral Triangle, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, Iucn, Mediterranean Sea, Whale Sharks

15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Amazing Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures. The Yucatan Peninsula is a place of emerald waters turning to turquoise waves crashing on perfectly white coral-sand beaches. It’s a place of lush green forests dotted with Mayan ruins, cool shades of colonial-era architecture, and sea-life ablaze with color – all under ...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Mexico, US, Unesco, Canada, United States, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, Padi, Carmen, Isla Holbox, Campeche

15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Amazing Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures. The Yucatan Peninsula is a place of emerald waters turning to turquoise waves crashing on perfectly white coral-sand beaches. It’s a place of lush green forests dotted with Mayan ruins, cool shades of colonial-era architecture, and sea-life ablaze with color – all under ...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Mexico, US, Unesco, Canada, United States, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, Padi, Carmen, Isla Holbox, Campeche

Diving in Malaysia

Scuba diving in Malaysia is getting more popular as there is a lot of publicity being done about this underwater sport in the last few years. There has also been a very large increase in the number of divers over the last five years too.  In a recent statistic report from PADI, a whopping 15% of the dive certifications worldwide are coming from Malaysia. However, this was shared from one of the senior divers in Malaysia recently. There is no official full report issued out from PADI curr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Singapore, US, Cnn, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Diving, Sabah, East Coast, Borneo, Selangor, Airasia, Scuba Diving, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kota Kinabalu

How to swim with sea lions

SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS AND SEA LIONS in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, is an unforgettable experience. The sea lions have a permanent colony off the coast of Isla Espíritu Santo, but the whale sharks are seasonal and come into the Sea of Cortez from the late fall until late spring—with November-February being the best time to go. How to get there Staying in La Paz will get you closest to your destination, but it’s also possible to stay in the Cabo San Lucas area and pick up transportation to y...
Tags: Travel, Sea Lions, Swimming, La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, Espiritu Santo, Whale Sharks, Sea of Cortez, Isla Espíritu Santo, Swimming With Whale Sharks, Sea of Cortez Mexico, Espiritu Baja Tours, Baja Airventures, San Diego ROW Sea

My Favorite Adventure Travel Experiences Around the World

As I get older, I’ve noticed that my own personal travel style has evolved over time. From a fearful newbie who didn’t really know what was ever going on, to someone who is now comfortable being almost anywhere in the world. As I’ve gotten older I’ve also evolved from a budget student traveler to a luxury traveler, but one who enjoys immersive experiences. Many times this means adventure travel and while in the past I’ve called myself a luxury adventure traveler, that’s probably not quite accur...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Wales, Australia, Mexico, Toronto, Canada, Queensland, Antarctica, Great Barrier Reef, Tanzania, Norway, Jordan, Iceland, Dubrovnik, Destinations

This Instagram Couple Earns 6-Figure Salaries Just To Travel The World

Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen are not celebrities, but they are Instagram-famous “influencers” ― and they’re raking in the dough just by traveling the world posting photos.  Morris, 26, and Bullen, 24, have a combined 3.4 million followers on their two personal Instagram accounts. They met on a job in Fiji last year after both left their respective careers to focus on Instagramming for a living, according to a January profile in Cosmopolitan UK. The duo, who are based in Bali, share stunning pho...
Tags: UK, News, Instagram, Bali, World, Morocco, Huffington Post, Cosmo, Fiji, Marrakech, Don, Morris, Jack Morris, Whale Sharks, Lauren, Cavan Sieczkowski

Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico (They’re HUGE!)

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico Isla Holbox, Mexico Swimming with whale sharks is an underwater adventure I’ve wanted to try for years. I finally took the plunge, and swam alongside these gentle giants in Mexico! I’ve swam with regular sharks before — the kind that occasionally dine on humans. But swimming with whale sharks is a totally different experience. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to 40 feet long and weighing up to 20,000 pounds. However you don’t hav...
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Best places in the world to swim with whale sharks

Is it on your travel bucket list to swim with whale sharks? Then read up because today you will learn more about these gentle giants–in addition to discovering the best 5 spots to encounter them in 5 different continents. Don’t let the name fool you. Scientifically known as rhincodon typus, whale sharks are the largest non-mammal vertebrate in the world. Their size averages 33 to 40 feet. Why are they called whales, then? There are two main reasons: Their size is as large as some species of wha...
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Whale Sharks Are Even Cooler Than We Realized

Did you know that it’s Shark Week? To kick it off, we thought we’d draw your attention to an under-appreciated group of sharks whose secret lives are now being revealed thanks to the wonders of satellite technology.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Oceans, Shark Week, Marine Biology, Whale Sharks

An encounter with Whalesharks

I had always wanted to see Whale Sharks in the wild for a long time. When my friends told me she saw a few in Gorontalo a few weeks ago I could not resist going. There was no guarantee that these Whale Sharks will continue to be in the area for a long tim
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Six Reasons why Moorea Should be Your Next Island Getaway

French Polynesia is renowned for its crystal clear waters, coral reefs and luxurious resorts. Understandably many flock to the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora for their honeymoons or romantic escapes, although the lesser known island of Moorea is one you need to put on your radar. Make Moorea Your Next Island Getaway After just a 40 minute ferry ride from Papeete, Tahiti you’ll arrive on Moorea. This island has quite a dramatic landscape, from the rugged mountainous centre, through to the f...
Tags: Google, Guest Posts, Bahamas, Luxury Travel, Fiji, Travel Blog, Whale, Moorea, Whale Sharks, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Queenstown New Zealand, Polynesia, Papeete Tahiti, South Pacific Island, Luxurious Romantic Getaways

Sabah Diving Guide: Beyond Sipadan

If I sum up Sabah diving in one word, it is diversity. Whether you are into muck diving or colorful coral, this region of Malaysian Borneo will leave you speechless. The uniqueness of Sabah dive sites lie in that you can see both sea fans, large pelagics and say, pygmy seahorses and frogfish, in a single dive. It’s truly one of the most complete diving holidays in the world. Yet, most travelers have only heard about Sipadan Island and its resident barracuda tornado. While that is reason enough t...
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Top 25 Adventure Activities: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Editor’s Note: This post is part of the Viator Travel Awards, an annual awards competition where we – along with our readers, travelers, and fans – select the top things to do and see in each of the major regions we serve, the top things to do in our most popular tour categories, and more. * * * * * * Welcome to the 2016 Viator Travel Awards: Adventure Activities Edition, your indispensable guide to adrenaline-pumping (some might say fear-inducing), heart-pounding activities around the world. T...
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Photo-Monitoring Nigaloo's Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are anything but camera shy. From 1995 to 2006, scientists, tourists, and divers took more than 5100 photographs of these gentle giants.
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