Nothing wrong with feeding whalesharks in Oslob – RDC

THE whale shark feeding in Oslob will continue. Members of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) agreed on this yesterday during their second 2013 quarterly meeting. Robert Go, chairman of the Economic Development Committee (EDC), presented their recommendation not to stop the whale shark feeding because they do not see any ecological threat caused by the activity. Go’s recommendation

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Oslob urged to stop feeding whale sharks

Cebu’s tourism stakeholders called on the Oslob municipal government to enforce the prohibition against feeding of the whale sharks. They also urged Oslob officials to study the Donsol whale shark project for better ways on how to deal with the creatures. In a phone interview, former tourism undersecretary Phineas Alburo said he supports Albay Gov. Joey Salceda’s call that the

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Sharks worth more for tourism than in soup: study

Sharks swimming free in the oceans may soon become more valuable as tourist attractions than when caught, sliced up and served in soup, a global study showed on Friday. It urged better protection for the fish, from Australia to the Caribbean, to reduce catches of an estimated 38 million a year to meet demand for shark fin soup, mainly in

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Locals, biologists face off over Philippine whale shark feeding

By David Loh Tan-awan, Philippines (Reuters) – Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the

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Stunning Whale Shark Photos Aim to Help At-Risk Species

At first glance, Kristain Schmidt and Shawn Heinrichs’ photos of models swimming with whale sharks off the coast of the Philippines appear heavily Photoshopped. But while the levels and colors have been manipulated and the backgrounds tweaked, the most striking part – the models’ proximity to sharks – is real. While a bit whimsical, the photos have recently gone viral

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