Whale Shark Casually Swims Past Queensland Park Ranger

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A six-metre whale shark surprised a Queensland National Parks ranger conducting reef surveys off the Townsville coast.

This video, posted to Facebook on November 22, shows the shark encounter.

The shark, able to grow to 12 metres in length, is a plankton feeder and poses no risk to the ranger. Credit: Queensland National Parks via Storyful