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Whale Sharks

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Divers in Indonesia Spark Outrage After Caught on Camera Riding an Endangered Whale Shark

Indonesian authorities are looking into a viral video that shows divers riding a whale shark, a species that is considered by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as endangered.

The 22-second clip, which was first posted on Twitter by rock band Slank frontman Akhadi “Kaka” Wira Satriaji, shows the divers touching and riding the endangered species as they swim together with the massive yet gentle animal, according to AsiaOne.

Fishermen Spark Outrage After Driving a Dead Whale Shark to Illegally Sell Around Town in China

Many netizens were outraged after several pictures of a dead whale shark being dragged around town on the back of a pickup truck were spotted online, prompting Chinese authorities to launch an investigation.

The photos were discovered on social media on Monday, showing the carcass of a dead whale shark loaded up on the back of the truck that was being driven through the streets of a town in Fujian Province, China.