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Rare Whale Shark Photographed Off Gold Coast
Animals  (tags: australia, marine wildlife, shark, whale shark, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

Jacquelin
- 1914 days ago - goldcoast.com.au
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 )

Jacquelin
- 1928 days ago - thestar.com.my
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 )

Jacquelin
- 1930 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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 )

Jacquelin
- 1978 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2000 days ago - thenewstribune.com
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2000 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2007 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
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
- 2281 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
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.
"Net" Helps Save the World's Largest Fish
Animals  (tags: whale shark, internet, comeback, populations, endangered, hunted )

Simone
- 2293 days ago - sciencealert.com.au
A few years ago, numbers of the mysterious whale shark were reported to be in decline. Now, thanks, in part to the internet, the mightiest fish of the ocean may be on the track for a comeback.
Rare Juvenile Whale Sharks Sighted in Maharashtra
Animals  (tags: whale shark, shark, ocean, fishing, animal welfare, animal cruelty )

John (Aqu
- 2294 days ago - indianmuslims.info
Niwati (Maharashtra) : Two rare juvenile whale sharks were found trapped in a fishing net off the coast of Niwati in Maharashtra. Local fishermen found two whale sharks entangled in their nets Wednesday.
Whale Sharks in Good Shape - Australia
Animals  (tags: australia, shark, whale shark, giants, Ningaloo, western australia )

Chrissy
- 2306 days ago - news.com.au
THE future for the gigantic whale sharks of the Indian Ocean looks good, according to the results of a recent study. The 12-year study, published in the journal Ecological Applications, contradicts previous findings that the Ningaloo whale shark populatio
   

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