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The Spotters of Donsol  
   

The Spotters of Donsol

They used to be whale shark hunters. Now they earn a decent living as butanding spotters. They spot them so many meters away, ready to alert our BIOs and us to jump off the boat.
Not Just the Whale Sharks, There's the Shrimp Fishermen of Donsol Too!

May 23rd 2011
Late February of this year, I had my first encounter with the whale sharks of Donsol. Called Butanding by the local folks, my awesome experience with these "vegetarian" whale sharks boosted my confidence to bring the entire family to Donsol as our summer holiday. It was the end of the "Butanding" Season, and there was a raging typhoon around the area at the time we arrived in this fishing tow ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Sorsogon » Donsol

Philippine Flag The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
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