Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Maldives and the whale shark: World's biggest fish adds value to paradise

Date:
August 12, 2014

Source:
PeerJ

Summary:
They are the largest fish in the world but the impact of this majestic and charismatic animal on the economy of the island nation of the Maldives was largely unknown. A new study reveals that a small group of whale sharks in a single Maldivian Atoll accounts for nearly 3 percent of the global shark ecotourism and nearly half that of the Maldives'.


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