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Is a whale shark bigger than a blue whale?

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A whale shark is not bigger than a blue whale. They both, however, hold "world's largest" distinctions. The whale shark is the largest living fish, while the blue whale is the largest living animal.

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Is a whale shark bigger than a blue whale?
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According to National Geographic, the average weight of a whale shark is 20.6 tons. The length of a whale shark ranges from 18 to 32.8 feet. In comparison, the average weight of a blue whale is close to 200 tons. In addition, the length of a blue whale ranges from 82 to 105 feet. This makes the blue whale the clear winner, in both weight and length.

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