Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Computer Human Interface Conference (CHI) was held in Atlanta, Georgia, this year. On one of the evenings, a sponsor of the conference hosted a reception at the Aquarium. So I came face to face with my first butanding - whale shark. They actually have 4 in the big tank, all of them still juveniles.
For comparison, the shark below this one is about 6 feet long. That gives us some sense of how big it is already. It is said they can grow up to 30 feet long. They are truly mesmerizing.