"[he] began carving a large black fish, a killer whale of spruce the likes of which had never been seen before. ... he fashioned a whale of yellow cedar and when launched, [it] came to life and swam out to sea."
-- Tlingit legend of Natsilane
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Whale sharks use their entire bodies as they swim and reach an average speed of about 3.1 mph.
Whale sharks are the largest fish on Earth with an average length between 18 and 33 feet, although they are known to reach lengths of 40 feet. While there are claims of whale sharks over 60 feet long, they are unconfirmed.