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mileswilliams t1_j369rt2 wrote

I don't disagree, it isn't as high on the scale as dolphinariums, but still bad, the migration patterns impact breeding and of course fishermen are not only fishing for themselves, village, shop/market but also a 19 tonne whale shark, they get diseased and get wounds from bumping into boats etc.

They heal remarkably well. And are considered under threat with about half the population of 75 years ago.


TheLostWaterNymph t1_j369y90 wrote

Do you think it negatively impacts their breeding?


mileswilliams t1_j36a9vi wrote

Yes, I used to teach SCUBA in Thailand and we'd often get visited by passing whale sharks, we were really strict about leaving them alone and enjoying their presence. Anyone trying to touch them would have their mask ripped off and that usually makes them surface.

I was told their migration patterns are essential for breeding, mating, food and general health. I don't research it though, so hearsay.


evolvaer t1_j36rvzq wrote

What else did you do in thailand


mileswilliams t1_j36w2d5 wrote

I lived there for about a year, so lots of stuff.


evolvaer t1_j3a0znt wrote

Any impressions of your time there for some one who will never see it?