A large whale shark, Rhincodon typus, was observed in the Bay of Fundy, Canada on August 22, 1997. The sighting was at 44°15′19′′N, 67°44′07”W. Whale sharks are a circumglobal species occurring in the warmer waters of the tropical and subtropical seas and no prior sightings of this animal north of 42°N have been reported. The reasons for the shark to be in the Bay are unknown. It is important to note that the whale shark may be able to tolerate the colder waters of the Bay of Fundy, although there have been no subsequent sightings in the Bay.
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