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Monday, March 9, 2009

Smallest Whale Shark Discovered -- On a Leash

Aiyo so cute! Why was this guy trying to sell the whale shark! I'm glad the conservationists got it to before it got the horrible fate of dying in someone's fish tank or hotplate!
Smallest Whale Shark Discovered -- On a Leash
March 9, 2009, National Geographic News

Early on March 7 a project leader from the international conservation organization WWF and others in the town of Donsol heard that a live whale shark was being offered for sale at a nearby beach. Expecting a stranded giant, the rescuers found instead a 15-inch (38-centimeter) shark leashed to a stake in the mud like a neglected puppy.

By the end of the day, after photos and measurements had been taken, the young whale shark was free again, released into deeper waters.

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