Swimming with Whale Sharks

Animal Nation recently visited the Georgia Aquarium, where Bridget got to dive with whale sharks. They may be the largest fish in the ocean, but these sharks are gentle giants: filter feeders who rely on plankton and fish eggs to survive.

The Georgia Aquarium is the only place in the United States where you can see whale sharks in captivity. They're a part of the aquarium's Ocean Voyager exhibit, a football field-sized, 6.3 million gallon tank which features not only whale sharks, but manta rays, eagle rays, tiger sharks, sawfish, guitarfish, groupers and other tropical fish that are found in warm open ocean waters throughout the world.