Whale shark reported at Karachi coast: WWF Pakistan

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Whale shark reported at Karachi coast: WWF Pakistan

KARACHI - A whale shark was spotted about 10 nautical miles from Karachi harbour, World Wild Fund for Nature-Pakistan shared in a post on a social-networking website.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, the WWF shared an image of the whale shark.

“An independent observer spotted a whale shark, 10 nautical miles from Karachi Harbour. Do you know that this incredible species has seen its numbers plummet by 50% over the last 75 years,” the post read.

Contrary to its name, the whale shark is not a whale. It is a fish. In fact, it is the largest fish in the world. 

It can grow up to a length of 60 feet. The fish is mostly found in open waters of the tropical oceans.