The Whale Sharks and Oslob’s Controversy

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Sixth Edition of Marine Life monthly post. My apology for the delay than its usual date on the 19th. Please join the polling on this post, share your opinion on this controversy issue!

It is very common for some nature lovers, travelers and scuba divers to dream seeing whale sharks in their natural habitat, ocean. It is not surprising, the whale shark is the world’s largest fish and one of the celebrities from the marine life world. The whale sharks are not dangerous to humans. It is a shark species (not a whale!) but they are not aggressive and very slow swimmers (5 kmph). However, with average weight of 20 tons, the shark has a very powerful tail that could caused serious injury if get smashed at! Following is a movie from our trip in Oslob, taken using GoPro.

Their life span is not confirmed. Some suggested that…

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