Whale Sharks: are they a shark or a whale?
Are Whale Sharks whales or are they sharks? The answer is very simple whale sharks are sharks. Whale Sharks breathe through gills like fish, whereas whales are mammals and must surface to breathe oxygen as we do before they dive underwater sometimes for very extended periods of time. Whale sharks are a very popular topic for students doing ocean marine life projects for school and often they will use whale shark toy miniature replicas in creating ocean scenes of their own imagination. Teachers can also create underwater scenes as well using whale shark plush stuffed animals hung from the ceiling thereby making their very own fun underwater classroom experience. The large Whale Shark plush stuffed animal shown is also popular for boys who want to give their girlfriends that love or study marine biology a nice whale shark gift.