Stranded whale shark in Balitang, Boljoon!

Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

“These are recent pictures of a stranded whale shark (butanding or tuki) in Barangay Balitang, Boljoon town, a municipality next to Oslob. The whale shark was stranded in the shallows and instead of helping it swim back to the ocean, the crowd touched it and some even stood on top of it like some sort of ride. We can probably expect more of these incidents because the whale sharks are getting used to the feeding. There’s no telling when the other negative effects will hit us, especially those that are far beyond our comprehension, unless we put an end to the practice.–stop whale shark feeding in Oslob facebook site”