Ecotourism activities that use food to attract and concentrate wildlife for viewing have become a controversial topic in ecological studies. This debate is best exemplified by the shark dive tourism industry, a highly lucrative and booming global market. Use of chum or food to attract big sharks to areas where divers can view the dwindling populations of these animals has generated significant criticism because of the potential for ecological and behavioral impacts to the species.
The ocean is home not only to predators like tiger sharks, but also the prey upon which they feed, and new video has shed light on just how those animals can effectively defend themselves from hungry sharks. Other than their hard sh... Read Post
Whale shark feeding is a popular tourist attraction that draws hundreds of daily visitors to a small fishing village in the Philippines. While the attraction has helped to fuel the local economy, critics argue that the practice coul... Read Post