The World's Largest Omnivore Is a Fish
Published:26 Jul.2022    Source:Australian Institute of Marine Science

Marine scientists have discovered that whale sharks eat plants, making the iconic fish the world's largest omnivore. Whale sharks are filter feeders and have long been observed eating krill at Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef.

But when researchers analysed biopsy samples from whale sharks at the reef, they discovered the animals were actually eating a lot of plant material.