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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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