Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tourists-Swim-with-Whale-Sharks-in-the-Philippines-27MZIF3P4K7D.htmlConceptually similarWhale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHUDCompleted★★★★Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHUICompleted★★★★★★Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHUCCompleted★★★★★★★Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHUGCompleted★★★★Tourist Guide Feeds Whale Shark in the PhilippinesGP0STOHUBCompleted★★★★★★Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHUHCompleted★★★★Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHU8Completed★★★★Tourists Prepare to Watch Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHU5Completed★★★★Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesGP0STOHU7Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOHU9Tourists Swim with Whale Sharks in the PhilippinesWhale shark and tourist collides several times a day in the water of Tan-awan Oslob Cebu.Locations:Cebu-Philippines-Southeast AsiaDate:22 Mar, 2012Credit:© Paul Hilton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3000px X 1897pxKeywords:Beauty-Blue-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Nature-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-Outdoors-Swimming-Tourism-Tourists-Underwater shots-Whale sharks-Whale watchingShoot:Whale Sharks Feeding in the PhilippinesJuvenile whale shark in Oslob, Cebu being hand fed shrimp locally known as Uyabang that is transported from hundreds of kilometers away. The previous known food for the whale sharks called Uyap (Sergestid shrimps) has been locally depleted due to the collection for feeding the sharks for tourism. This is now a major income earner for the local community, with fishermen and their families shifting to tourism as each day hundreds of tourists come out in paddle boats, snorkel or scuba dive with these animals. Whale sharks are a highly migratory species, travelling thousands of kilometers each year to feed and breed. Tampering with this migration pattern behaviour have unknown effects on this species.