The season of migration from open waters to the Yucatan Peninsula is between June and September, they can be seen in waters near Cancun, Contoy Island, Isla Mujeres and Holbox Island where those magnificent animals come to feed. Tours for swimming and diving with whale sharks are available departing from Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Holbox. The whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 18.8 m. The whale shark holds many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. Reference: Wikipedia

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