Fishermen's lights attract plankton, and plankton attract young whale sharks in Djibouti's coastal waters. In 2008 the United Arab Emirates banned whale shark fishing—a sign of growing awareness of the importance and vulnerability of the seas.
Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective! Roughly the size of a basketball court, the blue whale is the largest mammal known to have ever existed. Little did this kite surfer know the creature swimming just beneath him!