Dead whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital
MANILA (AFP) - A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish's traditional feeding grounds, fishermen and a wildlife official said on Thursday.
The 5m corpse took locals by surprise in Tanza, a fishing district near the mouth of the bay, fisherman Edgar Biri told AFP.
"It was near the shore, we thought it was some kind of a deadly shark," he said.
"When we approached, we saw it was not moving anymore."