Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities
by Nita Yohana
In late 2011, CI’s Mark Erdmann blogged about an exciting expedition tagging whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay off the northern coast of West Papua, Indonesia. The trip was conducted in collaboration with WWF-Indonesia, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and the Cenderawasih National Park Authority. Data received from the tags exposed the migratory behavior of these mysterious creatures along Indonesia’s coasts.
In Kaimana, on West Papua’s southern coast, the recent discovery of another whale shark population has triggered similar research…to read the entire article click here, http://bit.ly/1ta78bU
Nita Yohana, CI staf Kaimana/Triton Bay