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 Whale Shark

 

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus), is the largest fish species and the largest non-mammalian vertebrate, reaching over 40 feet and weighing up to 47,000 pounds. This slow moving giant is found in warm seas all over the globe and feed on plankton and small fish. Whale sharks are estimated to live over 70 years, and are considered harmless to humans. The first whale shark kept in captivity was in 1980 at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, where I also coincidently saw them in person for the first time during the 2018 New Year's holidays. Seeing these gentle colossal living submarines swim over my head inspired me to sculpt one. As always, my thanks to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Whale Shark

 

Whale Shark

 

Whale Shark

 

Whale Shark

 

Whale Shark

 

Whale Shark

Wet clay model

 

Whale Shark

Wet clay model

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