Whale shark encounter

Page - September 15, 2006
In Legazpi bay, near Donsol, we're lucky enough to swim with the largest fish in the sea. The whale shark symbolises the exceptional marine biodiversity of the Philippines. These gentle giants remind us of the precious marine life that we are here to protect.

The Whales shark's migration route takes them close to the shores off Rapu-Rapu Island, site of toxic sea pollution from the Lafayette mining operation. Greenpeace is in the Philippines to campaign for the closure of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette to prevent further pollution of the area. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in The Philippines as part of a 15th month global expedition - the most ambitious the organisation has ever undertaken - to highlight the threats to and the beauty of the oceans.