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Morion's PhotoGallery 101| Butanding of Oslob, Cebu

FEATURED Photograph|
Photo shows a weak "Butanding" (endangered large type of whale) found along the coastal area of Oslob, Cebu, immediately died after  hours of rescue.
Sightings of  (group of) melon-headed dolphins and whale sharks are common in  Oslob and other neighboring towns. South Cebu's clear and blue sea serves as playing ground and suitable habitat of these endangered  species.

*photographs are owned and from Mr. Gamaliel Restificar

9 comments:

  1. sir, it's a whale shark... by the size of it - baby pa lang sya...

    fyi...

    marinduqueño mandin

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  2. bro what's the real story behind this and how did this happen?

    this is a really sad scene

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  3. Sir dis photo was taken on 2009 while i was on monitoring, natagpuan lng sa mababaw na part ung butanding taz mahina na,,, after hours sad to say namatay,,, just shared dis since patok ngaun sa oslob ang tukil o butanding encounter/watching,,, sana maalagaan kc endangered species n to at malaki ang effect s survival nla ang disturbance ng mga nag uusyuso lalo n at mga baby whales ang karamihan ng nakikita sa oslob,,, tnx for dropping her;)

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  4. Kawawa naman :( I'm going there next week to swim with them. I hope maayos ang mga patakaran nila to take care of these whale sharks.

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  5. Kawawa naman :( I'm going there next week to swim with them. I hope maayos ang mga patakaran nila to take care of these whale sharks.

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  6. phew! that's a better news. i thought this was a recent picture..

    yeah there should be strict implementation of rules and offenders be penalized, no exemption.

    my sister even told me that a family member of her friend hugged the butanding while they were swimming with it in Oslob.. I was outraged with that news. They were apprehended by the fishermen but is that even enough? The "harm" has been done.

    tsk3..

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  8. rue sir ed, agree aleah! actually i was assigned in south cebu (NGO- monitoring) for more than 2 years, and been to oslob many times... year 2009 pagdating q dolphin and whale shark are said na common seen na sa area, lalo na dun sa part na malapit sa Sumilon Island(Tan-awan and Mainit)...
    other point...as i remembered 400 pesos dti na bayad sa bangka ok na( no time limit) pero ngaun nga na patok na dami q nababasa na per hour n rate,,,
    I am not against dis since tourism to pero sana magkaron nga ng rules/limits para indi nman maabuso at indi maharm ang mga endangered species n to' ,,,

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  9. kawawa naman. i'm wondering why biglang dumami ang mga whale sharks sa area na yan.baka indicative yan sa conditions ng dagat

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