“An independent observer spotted a whale shark, 10 nautical miles from Karachi Harbour,” WWF-Pakistan said in a statement.
The wildlife conservation organisation said the incredible species has seen its numbers plummet by 50% over the last 75 years.
Contrary to its name, the whale shark is not a whale. It is a fish, and in fact the largest fish in the world, which can grow up to a length of 60-feet. It is mostly found in open waters of the tropical oceans.
In September, a gigantic mother blue whale and her calf were sighted off Churna Island. This was the first sighting of living blue whale in Pakistan.