July 25, 2020 Borrowed from Wikipedia by Don Henderson
My answer to the whale question

In today’s Bulletin, July 26, 2020, there is a discussion about a possible error described as a
“Whale of an Error”. My idea is a little different. I believe the “Whale” could have been a
, which is a fish, not a whale. This fish is a filer feeder and looking at the size of the mouth,
with the Lord’s help, it could have easily swallowed Jonah
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest
known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a
length of 18.8 m (62 ft).[8]
The whale shark holds many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far
the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. It is the sole member of the genus Rhincodon and
the only extant member of the family Rhincodontidae

Whale shark mouths can contain over 300 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads which it uses to
filter feed.[14] Unlike many other sharks, whale sharks' mouths are located at the front of the
head rather than on the underside of the head.[15] A large 12.1 m (39.7 ft) whale shark was
reported to have
a mouth 1.55 m (5.1 ft) across whilst a smaller 8.75 m (28.7 ft) individual's
mouth was reported at 1.7 m (5.6 ft) across.[16][17] Whale sharks have five large pairs of gills.
The head is wide and flat with two small eyes at the front corners. Whale sharks are dark grey
with a white belly. Their skin is marked with pale grey or white spots and stripes which are unique
to each individual. The whale shark has three prominent ridges along its sides, which start above
and behind the head and end at the caudal peduncle. Its skin can be up to 15 cm thick and is
very hard and rough to the touch