Whale Shark Off Coast of East Africa

When you think of African animals, what do you think of? Probably the “Big Five:” lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and rhinos. But Africa also has an incredible amount of marine diversity in the coral reefs and open water surrounding the continent. Consider the ocean’s “Big Five”—whale sharks, giant manta rays, humpback whales, dolphins, tiger sharks—in this blog post from a researcher studying marine biodiversity off the African coast.

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