Dangers With Eco Tourism: Whale Shark Badly Hurt By Propeller

Yahoo Daily News2012-07-30:                      A whale shark nicknamed Fermin who has become a popular tourist attraction in the Philippines has been slashed across the face by a boat propeller, marine biologists report. The gentle giant — whale sharks can grown more than 40 feet (12 meters) long but eat mostly tiny plankton — is a common sight in the tourist area in Tan-awan, Oslob, a resort town in Cebu. In this area of ocean, boat operators are allowed to feed whale sharks, bringing them near their boats so tourists can see the enormous fish close up. The practice is a popular one, but marine biologists are concerned.

Sharm EL Sheik- Red Sea - Dolphins swimming with trainer  - Show - Entertainment - Tourism       WN/Hend Fawzi  Photo :WN

The World’s largest Dolpin and Whale NGO , WDCS, urges people DON*T SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS!

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