Inside the Chaotic World of Whale Shark Tourism

Tierr@_de_N@die: The right balance between tourism an ecology (ecotourism), it is a key point in a business with a fast growing. All the stakeholders should be taken into account, firstly the animals because it's the main issue when we speak of ecology, but we must keep in mind that it means wealth in some places where other activities are not feasible.

Since it began in 2011, Oslob’s whale shark-watching operation has become the largest such venture in the world. But the operation is controversial, because whale sharks don’t naturally gather here, unlike other such sites in the country. The Oslob sharks are hand-fed, and this essentially guarantees they will show up to thrill guests, who can snap close-range photos.

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