Photo Credit: Shani Elosh, Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Whale shark spotted in the coral reserve in Eilat.

A beautiful whale shark was spotted Tuesday (July 9) swimming gracefully through the Red Sea waters of the Eilat Coral Nature Reserve, the northernmost shallow water coral reef in the world.

A whale shark seen swimming through the Red Sea waters of the Coral Nature Reserve in Eilat.i

The whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species, holding many records for size in the animal kingdom.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.