Why are there no great white sharks in the Philippines?

Why there is no great white shark in the Philippines?

Females are slightly larger. This is significant, for though we know this species ranges through all the world’s oceans, very few people have seen it in Philippine waters, making it among the rarest sharks in the country. Locally, this species is protected under Republic Act 10654 or the amended Fisheries Code.

Are there sharks in Palawan?

El Nido, the northern part of Palawan Island has a Marine Reserve Park, where a great range of sharks and fishes can be spotted. … Sightings of the bowmouth guitarfish (close shark relative) are also common in the area.

Are there sharks in Cebu?

Sharks in the Philippines are quite common but still you have to be lucky to see them. Here around Cebu you have chances to see some at Malapascua Island, near Mactan Island, and of course here in Moalboal.

Are there sharks in Boracay?

Yes, there are sharks in the coastal waters of Boracay,and not just in the Yapak Cave area. They can be seen “loitering” in the 40 metre deep areas. Big sharks don’t have enough food to be making the island it’s home. Great Whites and Mako sharks can be found in the deep waters going to Palawan and Mindoro.

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Are there sharks in Asia?

But, some of the planet’s best places to dive with sharks can be found in Southeast Asia. Destinations such as Malapascua and Tubbataha in the Philippines, Layang Layang and Sipadan in Malaysia, and Triton Bay, Maratua and Komodo in Indonesia all offer amazing shark encounters.

Is it illegal to catch sharks in the Philippines?

2. Prohibition. – It shall be unlawful to take or catch whale shark and manta rays in Philippine waters or to sell, purchase, possess, transport, or export the same whether dead or alive, in any state or form whether raw or processed.