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A group of fishermen in Chandbali area sold a Whale Shark for a whopping Rs 7.49 lakh

Bhadrak:25/9/19: A group of fishermen in Chandbali area of Bhadrak district sold a Whale Shark for a whopping Rs 7.49 lakh. The fisherman and his associates ventured into deep sea and returned with the aquatic animal weighing over a quintal.
Sources said the fish was sold to a Chennai-based businessman for Rs 7.49 lakh.
The whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species.
The whale shark, or Rhincodon typus, is found in warm, tropical waters and has an estimated life span of 75 years.
The whale shark is the world’s largest fish, and is relatively docile. It has a wide mouth with some 300 to 350 tiny teeth that filter plankton.

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