In the southeast part of Asia, there lies a small country called the Philippines. It has more than 7000 big and small islands surrounded by blue waters and white sand beaches. Whale shark tourism is a booming business in the country. However, there are lots of questions circulating online about the activity if it harms the animals.
Cebu is located in the heart of the country, and southern part of this place, a small town, Oslob, is located. This is where you can see the whale sharks visiting the area every morning. The local fishermen are feeding them for the tourists to see and get close with them. Analyst and marine biologists are in the area everyday so they can monitor the activity and make sure that these locals won’t harm the mammals.
The Whale Sharks in Oslob creates thousands of jobs to locals and even to the people form the adjacent towns. The activity started way back 2011 and become popular to the world since 2012. Local and foreign tourists come and go to this place, just to see these beautiful and friendly creatures.
The impact of this feeding activity done by the local fishermen will surely not harm the whale sharks since they let them go every afternoon. The whale sharks leave the area and come back next day morning.