Skooter reporting 09/13/12
This prodigious creatures the whale shark or the Butanding in native lingo is the world’s largest fish. From November to June, a company of about 40 whale sharks regularly visit this once sleepy and rustic town of Donsol, Sorsogon, southern part of Luzon island. Several years ago this tamed sea creatures was considered as an irritant since they can overturn a fisherman’s boat or destroy their nets because of their massive size. Moreover, some fisherman hunted them down for their meat. But thing change spectacularly as Donsol, where this whale shark abounds in droves became an instant eco-tourism destination. Additionally, the town thanks to these gentle creatures, stages the fun-filled Butanding Festival annually.