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Description: Thousand Islands off Jakarta, Indonesia
Location ID: Indonesia
Water depth: Unknown

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Number: ac5e5b22-b9de-4f40-ac7d-3f5a20fe4c5f

Date created:2017-05-30 05:24:13
Date last edited:  2017-06-12

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Taxonomy:Rhincodon typus 

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Sex: unknown

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Noticeable scarring:  None

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Auto-sourced from YouTube Parent Video: _xjVyC8XwxE

From YouTube video: Giant whale shark in Thousand Islands-Jakarta

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Jakarta is actually a coastal city, one that extends out into the sea thanks to the Thousand Islands and the Bay of Jakarta. Many Jakartans still make their livings as fishermen and many oppose the Jakarta Bay Reclamation project as they fear it will destroy their livelihoods. While the number of fish in Jakarta Bay may already be decreasing due to the project (not to mention pollution), it certainly hasn’t scared off all of them, as evidenced by this video of an astonished group of divers encountering a giant whale shark, a member of the largest living species of fish, while they were diving around thousand islands. Dharmadi, a researcher at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries specializing in sharks and rays, said the whale shark’s presence in Jakarta Bay was quite rare but not unprecedented. “I suspect, the presence of whale sharks was because of the food,” Dharmadi told Detik, adding that whale sharks usually stay in deep waters but often go into shallower areas in search of food, mainly plankton and small fish, which can be dangerous if they get stuck somewhere during low tide.

tags: ["jakarta","whale shark","scuba diving","Thousand Islands"]

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