Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Whale Sharks doing well in Australia


I grab every bit of good wildlife news I can find. This Discovery News article, reports that measures being taken to not only protect the whale sharks from fishermen, but also from tourist harassment are succeeding in Western Australia. I have had a dream of diving with, and catching a ride on, a Whale Shark ever since I was a kid. I understand why people want to touch and ride these guys, but how much better to ensure they come around and thrive by keeping a bit of respectful distance.

[photo credit in linked article]

Enjoy your leviathan kin,

Bp

2 comments:

Tate said...

sweet, and good for you to know that sometimes it is nice to just have the dream

Bentley said...

I'm also a big fan of the whale shark.. HHUUGGEEE fish