Artenschutz: Augenzeugenbericht zum gefinnten Walhai

Ein Bericht von Kerill Ezzy:

We did our first boat dive for that day at Kirby’s Rocks. We were to do our Surface Interval at a little cove on the Western tip of Sepoc Point on Maricaban Island. It was just before 11am in the morning. There were only four tourist divers on our trip – two from Holland and my husband and I (my husband, Jason, incidentally, took the majority of the photos I have posted as I was assisting in wetting the shark and keeping water moving in her gills)
When we moored, there was another dive boat in the location (it is a drop down point for another dive site called ‚The Saddle‘) and they informed our dive master (who is also one of the owners of Planet Dive) that a whale shark had washed up on the other side of the island in cove just South of our last entry point.

Our DM requested that we go there and see if we could help. I don’t know if, at this stage Weiterlesen

Artenschutz: Walhai auf den Philippinen gefinnt

Foto von Jason

Obwohl Walhaie auf den Philippinen mittlerweile unter Artenschutz stehen hält das wohl einheimische Fischer nicht davon ab, auf Flossenjagd zu gehen. Taucher haben in Anilao einen 6 Meter langen Walhai entdeckt, dem bei lebendigem Leib die Flossen abgeschnitten wurden. Das Fleisch der Flossen wird bis zu 800 $ pro Kilo gehandelt. Ein abscheuliches Verbrechen.

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