OSLOB (PHILIPPINES)- Over 250,000 tourists a year come to Oslob, Cebu, in the Philippines to experience swimming with the world’s largest sharks: whale sharks. Despite the moral and ethical issues of hand-feeding these endangered sharks for tourist purposes, tourists keep coming to Oslob. That is the conclusion of a newContinue Reading

MIAMI (USA)- An important first step was taken towards the regional protection of sharks throughout the Caribbean. At the request of the Netherlands, regional governments last week recommended eight species of sharks and rays for protection under the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol.  Delegates from 14 Caribbean countriesContinue Reading

SANTA MARIANITA (ECUADOR)- Over 100 volunteers did their best in saving a 9 meter long whale shark that washed up on a beach off the town of Santa Marianita. Their effort unfortunately was too late. The female whale shark became stranded on the beach after being caught in the shallowContinue Reading

Whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish – and swimming with them has become a top tourist attraction in the Philippines. But scientists are worried about the impact that tourism could have on the marine giants. See an Al Jazeera reportage from Oslob Island.   Tweet

KHOBAR CREEK (PAKISTAN)- Pakistani fishermen who caught a juvenile whale shark have successfully released it without any injury in the offshore waters of the country. They struggled for an hour to safely release the shark The coast of Pakistan is considered to be an important breeding and basking ground forContinue Reading