Whale sharks are beautiful creatures, so there is nothing hard to understand that a lot of people would like to meet them. They are called gentle giant, on the purpose, it is even possible to swim with them, priceless impressions.
But if we are talking about price, how much is worth life of this speces? Aren’t they in some places used too much – whales health and our trust – abused for easy money? When I planned my trip to Phillippines, I really wanted to meet those huge fishes, Oslob was well known, but I heard a lot of controversial stuff about this place. I started to search for some new information and it appeared that they made some changes and it works there – supposedly – as it should now, I decided to check it.
Whale sharks on Oslob – how does it really look like?
More info: the-ollie.com
The whale shark is a slow-moving filter-feeding shark.
Whale shark is the largest known extant fish species.
Whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans and is rarely found in water below 22°C.
They feed almost exclusively on plankton and are completely harmless to humans.
Can weight of about 21 tons.
Could be 12 m long!
The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 meters.
Modeling suggests a lifespan of about 70 years.
I was mesmerized!
The meeting is something hard to describe, something I will remember forever!