Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Langkawi's Whale Shark - Sightings & Reports.


Several pix of Whale Shark off  Langkawi Island of which i managed to capture in the late of  2009. Less sightings was reported after that especially in 2010. Generally considered harmless, however there have been a few cases of whale sharks butting sportfishing boats, possibly after being provoked.Now, the whale shark is listed as "Vulnerable" with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). There is a serious need for us to recommend some protection to be introduce because of the possible serious impact that the fishery may be making on whale shark stocks.




Langkawi Own Version Of Moby Dick

 We had close encounters with enormous Whale sharks in Langkawi waters. These incredible shots were made near the shore of Berjaya Langkawi Resort in December 2009.




Stunning Encounter

Swimming closely to the surface - Whale sharks are prone to collisions with fast boats.




The Deep Blue Monster


 Well, it was amazing, to say the least.  
 More than 10 of whale sharks gather in this area to feed on abundant plankton in Langkawi water  .



Torpedo Scad or Cencaru

Also known as the hardtail scad - abundant in Langkawi.



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