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GIANT Whale Shark Caught In Arabian Sea PHOTOS
Animals  (tags: whale shark, huge, unusual, giant, animals, AnimalWelfare, conservation, endangered, sadness, wildlife )

- 1385 days ago -
I just thought this animal was so huge that I had to share it. He is massive. It is a shame he is dead though. :(
Call for Ban on Whale Shark Trade
Animals  (tags: whale shark, ban, protection, sadness )

- 1999 days ago -
The fins of the gentle giants, the same species that delights snorkellers off Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef every autumn, are sold for $300
Whale Shark Sightings Baffle Scientists
Animals  (tags: Whale Shark, Gulf of Mexico, strange, Sightings )

- 2291 days ago -
Scientists say they are baffled by the soaring number of whale shark sightings this summer in the northern Gulf of Mexico , an area where the huge polka-dotted fish have been a rare spectacle in the past.
Animal Friends Say No to Whale Sharks in Singapore Oceanarium
Animals  (tags: singapore, marine wildlife, whale shark, aquarium, animaladvocates, habitat, humans, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 2447 days ago -
Singapore - A group of Singapore and international animal welfare groups on Thursday launched an online campaign to oppose plans by the developer of a resort to bring whale sharks to his oceanarium on the city state's Sentosa Island. The groups launched a
Tiny Whale Shark Helps Unlock Secrets
Animals  (tags: phillipines, marine wildlife, whale shark, smalles ever found, reescued and released, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2452 days ago -
The smallest whale shark ever found has been rescued from a hawker in the Philippines, shedding new light on the breeding habits of the biggest fish in the sea. Scientists are celebrating the discovery of the 38-centimetre baby whale shark - the tinie
Whale Shark Rescued By Firefighters
Animals  (tags: taiwan, marinewildlife, whale shark, rescued, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2458 days ago -
An endangered whale shark which drifted into a canal in Taiwan has been returned to open waters by fishermen and rescue workers. It is believed the whale shark, which is the world's largest fish, could have entered fresh water while chasing food.
Activists Want Dubai Hotel to Release Whale Shark From Display Tank
Animals  (tags: dubai, hotel, display tank, whale shark, animaladvocates, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, suffering, protection )

- 2481 days ago -
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Environmentalists renewed their call Sunday for a marine-themed luxury Dubai resort to release a whale shark on display inside the hotel's giant fish tank. Wildlife activists and environmentalists claim the managers of t
Rare Whale Shark Photographed Off Gold Coast
Animals  (tags: australia, marine wildlife, shark, whale shark, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2500 days ago -
A WHALE shark has been photographed off the Gold Coast _ the first time in 30 years one of the gentle giants has been seen in southeast Queensland waters. Local fishermen Mark Pease and James Bowden were about to head home when the 6m shark surfaced by
Fishermen Who Caught Whale Shark May Be Fined
Animals  (tags: georgetown, marine wildlife, whale shark, juvenile, caught, may be fined, fishermen, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2513 days ago -
GEORGE TOWN: The four fishermen who caught a juvenile whale shark by accident on New Year's Day may be fined - the fish is an endangered and protected species. Penang Fisheries Department director Mohd Najib Ramli said statements had taken from the fou
Injured Whale Shark Dies in Malaysia
Animals  (tags: malaysia, marine wildlife, whale shark, injured, death, endangered, extinction, protection, sadness )

- 2516 days ago -
KUALA LUMPUR: A rare 23-foot-long (7-meter-long) whale shark got entangled in a fishing net off Malaysia's northwest coast and was towed to shore but died due to injuries, local media reported Saturday. Fisherman Key Chai Yang told the New Straits Ti
Caught Short on Camera: Whale Shark's Underwater Waste Yields 'Scientific Gold'
Animals  (tags: christmas island, marine wildlife, whale shark, science, poo, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2564 days ago -
Catching an elusive whale shark as big as a bus taking a toilet break may not excite the average nature lover. But for one researcher it was a rare opportunity to collect a poo sample from the world's biggest fish. Dr Mark Meekan said they had struck 's
Rare Shark Attracts Guests, Angers Many in Dubai
Animals  (tags: dubai, aquarium, marine wildlife, whale shark, attraction, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2585 days ago -
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One day this summer, a fisherman spotted a 14-foot shark off this high-rise Persian Gulf boomtown. The polka dots on the creature's back showed she was a whale shark, an internationally protected species. The fisherman, acc
Sammy the Shark to Win Freedom From Dubai Hotel
Animals  (tags: dubai, aquarium, marine wildlife, whale shark, sammy, freedom, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 2586 days ago -
The whale shark is to be freed after a campaign that included protest songs and the setting up of a "Free Sammy" page on Facebook.DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- One day this summer, a fisherman saw a 14-foot shark off this high-rise Persian Gulf boomtown.
Dubai Hotel Urged to Free Shark
Animals  (tags: dubai, aquarium, marine wildlife, whale shark, pressure, release, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection, suffering )

- 2593 days ago -
Pressure is growing on Dubai's newest and largest hotel resort to free a whale shark from its aquarium. The Atlantis Hotel, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island, originally said it had "rescued" the animal, which is recognised as an endangered species.
Migratory Whale Sharks Face Threat of Extinction
Animals  (tags: whale shark, shark, ocean, fishing, overfishing, extinction, endangered, AnimalWelfare, protection, suffering, environment, sadness, cruelty )

John (Aqu
- 2867 days ago -
WASHINGTON: Biologists have indicated that the migratory whale sharks, which are the world's largest shark species are facing the threat of extinction, mainly due to overfishing.

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