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    Huge whale shark washes ashore in Pakistan

    Giant Whale Shark washes ashore at Karachi Harbour, triggering panic in local population | NewsPakistan.PK

    The article cites a WWF official as saying that 30 whale sharks have been found dead in Pakistani waters over the past 7 years. Wow!

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    Thanks for the post. To Quote the article:"There were people interested to buy the dead fish for a possible exhibition, minting money from the visitors. The bid surged to 1.7 million PKR and was later sold to a considerably lesser price by the Karachi Fish Harbour Authority, which triggered a controversy
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    A dead whale shark is worth $18,752.70 US dollars.

    What is the value of a live whale shark in Pakistan?

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    what is the value of a live whale shark in the United States...call the Atlanta Aquarium and find out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quero View Post
    The article cites a WWF official as saying that 30 whale sharks have been found dead in Pakistani waters over the past 7 years. Wow!
    The cynic in me asks "Or are they being killed somehow and "found dead" so that they can be sold?".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaSteve View Post
    The cynic in me asks "Or are they being killed somehow and "found dead" so that they can be sold?".
    How do you go about killing a whale shark and not leave considerable evidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beautybelow View Post
    How do you go about killing a whale shark and not leave considerable evidence?

    I cannot answer that. I have no idea what would kill the animal just as I do not know how involved the "inspection" is to claim no foul play (if any inspection). I may be off base in this case but I know that many people would rather the money than the living animal so my cynical senses got tweaked when I read that caption.
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    Right,,,, it was dead when you found it

    Well,,, we said we found it dead,,, after we found out they were protected.PhotoBlog - Fishermen reel in shark the size of a school bus

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    Majestic animal, even dead. Wonder what the actual cause of death was, and why it was purchased for $18,750? What was done with it to justify such a sum? I'm my understanding dead sharks don't 'keep' well, and it wouldn't be easy to toss a grown whale shark in the freezer!

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    I am thankful that I was lucky enough to swim with one,,, before they are all gone.

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    I wouldn't have thought it was legal to sell protected animals, no matter how they were captured.
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