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A huge fish that is believed to be a Whale Shark was caught in a fishing net in the seas off the Chillaw fisheries village yesterday. The fish was 23 feet long and 8 feet in width. The fishermen in the village said they have not seen such a fish before. Pix Augustine Fernando

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  • Cobra Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:22 AM

    A gentle giant if ever there was one.

    Hardball Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:28 AM

    This type is rear. Plenty two legged ones.

    Achari Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:30 AM

    Face looks alike BG

    Oshanda Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:33 AM

    Fisherman should be educated not to catch endangered spices like the whale sharks. this is really disappointing .even a small kid who goes to school knows the spices but not the Fishermen.

    Labby Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:35 AM

    What are they all staring at that poor creature for? If it's still alive put it back into the sea, I say.

    Rajinder.A Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:39 AM

    So sad - The Wheal Shark is an endangered spices our fisherman should be educated to release this magnificent creature

    SAM_SPARROW Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:47 AM

    if unexpected fishes caught then 10% tax should be paid...

    sanju Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:59 AM

    to let such a magnificent creature just die......
    i guess these fishermen are ignorant, and they need to be educated. Or mayb e they shouldn't be fishermen.

    stranger Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:18 AM

    Its called a 'Whale Shark' , found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea.

    Gunapala Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:15 AM

    This appears tobe a harmless whale shark. They are one of the largest fish species in the sea. They pose no threat to humans, they are plankton eaters.

    harsh Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:27 AM

    Whale shark is the largest fish in the earth. Are we eating this rare creature

    Nishanthi Perera Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:27 AM

    This species is vulnerable to extinction and therefore protected under two international agreements: Convention on migratory species and Convention on International trade in Wild animals (CITES). Although Sri Lanka is signatory to both of them, sadly locally we are not protecting them. This is indeed a sad situation needing immediate attention

    Nigel Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:00 AM

    Whale sharks are going extinct what a waste

    Krishni Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:08 PM

    SIN MEN :( :(

    Juba ! Friday, 07 December 2012 04:15 AM

    Very Surprising that the fishermen didn't know a whale Shark. One of the most beautiful creatures. Diving with them is bliss.

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