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30-foot whale shark caught on camera off Naples

Posted at 12:57 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 09:42:40-04

NAPLES, Fla.  — A 30-foot whale shark was caught on camera Saturday in Naples.

Captain Robert Holzinger sent in this rare video, that he recorded while running a fishing charter.

While anchored offshore about 30 miles off of Naples, he says the 30-foot whale shark swam up to the boat. Holzinger said he was able to pet the shark, and it was very friendly.

He told Fox 4 it was one of the most memorable wildlife experiences of his life.