BORACAY – A whale shark spotted in the waters of this closed island resort means that rehabilitation efforts are indeed working, according to some netizens.
On Saturday, the netizens – mostly from Aklan – commented on a post that Energy Fm 107.7 Kalibo uploaded around 6 p.m. showing photos of a whale shark swimming in Boracay waters.
Many of the netizens said the giant marine creature’s visit is a “good sign.”
“Masaya [ang] butanding kasi malinis na ang Boracay,” one of the commenters said.
Others have suggested feeding the whale shark so that it would come back.
Whale sharks are “filter feeders.” Planktons are their main food source.
They also eat shrimp, algae and other marine plant material, sardines, anchovies, mackerels, squid, tuna, albacore, and fish eggs.
Whale sharks are among the endangered species protected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature./PN