Whale Sharks – level 1

28-09-2021 15:00

This news is about the whale shark. It is very big. It weighs up to 18 tonnes. It is between 6 to 16 metres long. It is big, but it is not dangerous. It only eats very small fish and plankton.

Scientists do not know much about the whale shark. They want to study it. They want to help it.

They come to the Galapagos Islands. They want to learn about the shark’s mating habits. They also want to learn about their pups.

Difficult words: plankton (very small animals in the water), mate (come together to have babies), pup (a baby animal).

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