A whaleshark in Donsol, Sorsogon, in the Philippines' Bicol region, some 500 kilometers south of Manila. The plankton-rich waters of Donsol is a known feeding ground for whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea which attracts thousands of tourists fr...

Photo | April 1, 2006

A whaleshark in Donsol, Sorsogon, in the Philippines' Bicol region, some 500 kilometers south of Manila. The plankton-rich waters of Donsol is a known feeding ground for whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea which attracts thousands of tourists from around the world yearly. The Bicol region’s eastern seaboard, believed to be a migration path for whale sharks, faces Rapu Rapu Island, site of Australian firm La Fayette's open pit mining project whose toxic mine tailings spills October last year released cyanide into the sea and resulted in two fish kills.

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