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PLEASE SIGN: Whale Sharks Aren't Surfboards, Dude!
Animals  (tags: whale sharks, humans, protection, endangered, wildlife, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, society, abuse, extinction, ethics, Philippines, Manila, Maldives )

- 1398 days ago -
Human contact with whale sharks is out of hand, & some in the Philippines are luring them closer to the shore with feedings to cash in on their popularity with tourists. The Philippines should join with Maldives in efforts to protect these gentle giants.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect the Ocean's Gentle Giants
Animals  (tags: whale sharks, overfishing, death, animals, oceans, animalwelfare, wildlife, protection, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, endangered )

- 1510 days ago -
The world's largest fish is threatened from tuna fishing boats in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Massive purse seine vessels with nets stretching up to a mile and extending 1,000 feet below the surface, cinch fish with a drawstring mechanism that
ACTION ALERT: Stop Whale Sharks From Being Used as Bait for Tuna Fishing! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: oceans, marine mammals, killed, whale sharks, slaughtered, tuna fishing, laws, legalisation )

- 1538 days ago -
Whale sharks are harmless filter-feeders that can grow to be the size of a school bus and live for more than 70 years. Although exceedingly rare, encounters with these spectacular animals have dazzled divers and underwater photographers around the world.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Act Now to Protect Whale Sharks!
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, whale sharks, tuna fishing, overfishing, protection, cruelty, dogs, endangered, AnimalWelfare, environment, wildlife, wildanimals, slaughter, suffering )

- 1538 days ago -
The world's largest fish is threatened from tuna fishing boats in the western and central Pacific Ocean.Take action! Urge the U.S. delegation to the WCPFC to support measures that prohibit intentional fishing around whale sharks and protect this gentle gi
AUSTRALIA: Tuna Industry Whistleblower Reveals Whale Shark Slaughter
Animals  (tags: sadness, slaughter, whales, bycatch, whale sharks, rays, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, endangered, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, animals, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, habitat, killing, environment )

- 1542 days ago -
SHOCKING video of whale sharks, rays and whales being slaughtered by tuna fishermen has been released by an industry whistleblower.
Take Action! Help Save Whale Sharks
Animals  (tags: whale sharks, animals, protection, wildanimals, sea animals, endangered, wildlife )

- 1734 days ago -
The whale shark is primarily a filter feeder. It dines on plankton, microscopic plants and animals that drift the ocean currents. Sign this petition and urge your elected official to help save these remarkable creatures.
Visual Tagging of Whale Sharks Debuts in India
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, visual tagging, whale sharks, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1878 days ago -
Initiating tagging of whale sharks in India for long term research, a female individual accidentally caught in a fishing net in Sutrapada in Gujarat was implanted with a visual marker on Wednesday. DNA sample was also collected while the team worked to
Whale Sharks May Produce Many Litters From 1 Mating -
Animals  (tags: whale sharks, mating, oceans, study )

- 1975 days ago -
How do female whale sharks meet their perfect mates and go on to produce offspring? While little is known about the reproductive behavior of these ocean-roaming giants, a newly published analysis led by a University of Illinois at Chicago biologist
ACTION ALERT; Free the Whale Sharks in Tateyama Japan !!! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !!!
Animals  (tags: whale sharks, captured imprisoned, suffering, marine animals, freedom, conservation, protectioin )

- 1989 days ago -
On July 25 and August 10 two whale sharks were caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Tateyama-Chiba prefecture, Japan. The two whale sharks are currently held in a 50x50 meter space, 7meters tall, that is cordoned off by a net.
Whale Shark Release From Captivity By Dubaii Hotel
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, whale sharks, release, Dubaii, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2144 days ago -
There is alarmabout the recent covert release of a female whale shark into the Persian Gulf from its controversial home in an aquarium at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai. The hotel claims the shark was released at some point last week due to the public
Animals  (tags: whale sharks, butchered, massacred, cuelty, WWF, investigation, prosecution )

- 2173 days ago -
WWF is calling for the prosecution of fishermen who sliced off the dorsal and pectoral fins from an 18-foot whale shark in the Philippines.
Against Whale Sharks In Captivity ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, whale sharks, captivity, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 2447 days ago -
Resorts World at Sentosa wants to import whale sharks for the attraction and entertainment of visitors. Whale sharks are vulnerable to extinction and have never done well in captivity. They can grow as large as two city buses, migrate thousands
Join An Award Winning Project to Photograph and Log the World's Largest Fish - The Whale Shark
Animals  (tags: animals, whale sharks, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 2449 days ago -
Before the swimmer's eyes, glowing flecks shine like stars eerily transposed into the depths of the sea. Through a blue-dark veil of water, a huge shape gradually resolves itself, rising slowly and majestically to the surface.
Tagging Whale Sharks in the Maldives
Animals  (tags: animals, whale sharks, tagging, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 2469 days ago -
Somewhere around us in the incredible turquoise and blue-black waters of the Maldives, the planet's biggest fish is swimming by. Reaching lengths of up to 20m and sporting a dramatic checkerboard pattern of bright polka dots, you'd think that spotting a
Plz Take Action: Sea Shepherd Opposes Proposed Whale Shark Import in Singapore
Animals  (tags: Sea Shepherd, Singapore, whale sharks )

- 2514 days ago -
Singapore's proposed casino resort, Resorts World at Sentosa, wants to capture whale sharks from the wild for its aquarium attraction.

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