Whale shark swimming in nature Shooting precious video September 6 17:55
A man who was fishing off the coast of Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, took a picture of a whale shark swimming about 4 meters long. According to experts, it is very rare to have been able to shoot a whale shark swimming in nature.
The footage was filmed about 30 kilometers offshore in Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture on the 18th of last month.
A whale shark about 4 meters long swims right next to the fishing boat.
According to the man who provided the video to NHK, he was fishing on a ship with a few friends, and the fact that he came from a whale shark also shows the person touching his body with his hand.
The man said, “Suddenly we stopped by the boat and everyone was surprised and stopped fishing. We couldn't catch the fish, but we had a good experience.”
Akira Tanaka, a visiting professor at Tokai University, who is familiar with the ecology of sharks, said, “Whale sharks usually live in the tropics and subtropics, and they seem to have gone north on the Kuroshio Current. So it's a valuable video. It may have been caused by the smell of firewood bait. The seawater temperature may have risen and the whale shark's habitat may have expanded.