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300kg whale shark

, September 5, 2013

The carcass of a juvenile whale shark, known locally as a "butanding", floats in the water at the coastline of Tanza, Cavite, southwest of Manila, on September 5. The whale shark weighing approximately 300kg (661 pounds), and with a length of 6.72 metres (22 feet), was found by fishermen floating in the sea off Manila Bay on Wednesday, an official from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said. Reuters/Erik De Castro 




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