Sunday, September 27, 2015

Whale Shark 'Butanding' Watching and Swimming, Oslob Cebu

Oslob, one of the municipalities in the southern part of Cebu was just an ordinary town until whale sharks were spotted in the town in 2011. It has then become one of the tourist spots in Cebu where you can have a one of a kind experience to witness and to encounter closely the famous large creatures, Whale Sharks.

Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) locally known as butanding is a slow-moving filter-feeding animal that is considered as the world’s largest fish, measuring up to 18m and weighing more than 34 tons. They live in tropical and warm places. They also like to swim near the water surface. Actually, 'Butanding' was found first in the waters of Donsol, Sorsogon. This is also one of the famous sites for swimming with the whale sharks.
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