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In Topic: Maldives: Sea Spirit

14 April 2014 - 12:16 AM

A productive trip Tim - enjoyed your photos. The whale shark/snorkellers trip is not a pretty sight and reminds me of a similar situation I encountered about five yera ago when I took my wife on a whale shark snorkelling trip from Vilamendhoo in Ari Atoll. When we got on site there were eight boats from other islands and snorkellers all over the place in quite choppy water. The boats were surging around trying to drop their groups in front of a shark and how somebody didn't get minced I don't know. It was extremely dangerous and our boat actually collided with another which prompted our skipper to give up. It was a complete circus all in the name of money and no thought for the animals. I felt ashamed to have taken part & I'll never do it again.

Your shot of the snappers coming forward under the overhang is a stunner for me.

In Topic: Whale Shark Slaughter

07 April 2014 - 12:55 AM

More grim information: http://www.ryot.org/...-factory/632005

In Topic: Gental Giants

01 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

Outstanding in all respects!

In Topic: UN Court Ruling, Japanese Whaling is not Scientific

01 April 2014 - 11:35 PM

This is great news - hope it actually happens. But is the same line to be taken with Iceland and Norway? They take a large number of minke and an increasing number of fin whales annually and are quite open that they do this for commercial reasons.

In Topic: Spotted grouper in Komodo

02 March 2014 - 01:54 AM


Glad you got your expensive tome out - wondered where you were. Interesting stuff. Fishbase only show these two in the Variola genus. Maybe there is another lurking undiscovered.... or even viable hybrids?