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PPD Local News

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by clgsamson, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    Divers find whale shark with fins, tail sliced off


    BATANGAS CITY—A dead whale shark without fins and a tail was buried on the shores of Tingloy Island on Tuesday morning, inscribing a sad epilogue to a Manila conference of 50 nations for the protection of the endangered fish species.
    Locally known as “butanding,” the juvenile whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was found at 9:30 a.m. on Monday by a group of foreign and local divers in Barangay Maricaban on the island, 44 kilometers from this city.
    It was still alive but “very weak” when the group left it at 5 p.m., said Rey Manalo, head of the Bantay-Dagat (sea patrol) in Tingloy.
    Manalo said the whale shark, measuring 18 feet, could have gotten accidentally entangled in a net laid out by a group of island fishermen who were catching fish nearby.
    They must have tried to rescue the creature with their bare hands but could not do so without cutting its fins and tail, he said.
    Since it could no longer swim, the hapless giant fish was placed in cool waters with Bantay-Dagat personnel watching over it, Manalo said. Unfortunately, it died on Monday night and was buried on the shore the next morning, he said.

    full text here Divers find whale shark with fins, tail sliced off - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

    Tingloy Island is an area in "Anilao".
     
  2. kwhkg

    kwhkg Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: makati, philippines
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    The culprits should be castrated !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Useless the bantay dagat patrol. All they do is charge divers fee and just collect the money. Senseless slaughter
     
  3. aquapro

    aquapro Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
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    yes those mofos :censored: should be jailed!!
     
  4. greatwolf

    greatwolf Solo Diver

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    Location: Sydney
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  5. Ben_ca

    Ben_ca Barangay Pasaway

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    Location: SF Bay Area
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    That's sickening.... This should be front page news to wake people up to the harm they are doing
     
  6. pakman

    pakman Solo Diver

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    Location: Pittsburgh PA
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    They must have tried to rescue the creature with their bare hands but could not do so without cutting its fins and tail, he said.

    Yeah right... I'm sure that was their true intentions... :rolleyes:
     
  7. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    Agree with Pakman... what kind of nonsense was that statement? I'm sure the fins and tail have ended up in some shark fin market. Disgusting.
     

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