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Malapascua Island - Where I met my wife :-)

Discussion in 'Videos of the Philippines' started by aposhark, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    At the 00:40 mark is the reason why I went there - to scuba dive and see the very impressive tail of the thresher shark :like:

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  2. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Wow!

    Is it still that unspoiled Mike?
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    If you love the Thresher Shark and Malapascua then this lady must surely be on your radar?

    https://futurefornature.org/ffn_winner/anna-oposa/

    I would be interested to see how the work she has done is perceived in the region but the sanctuary has been a labour of love for her. I haven’t personally met her (but my 7 yo daughter has when she and my wife visited in 2017).

    After the typhoon (Anna describes the importance of the Thresher Sharks at Monad Shoal) :

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  4. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    This video is from 2019 and at 04:45min it shows a nice empty beach away from the main beach.
    The man is a little too loquacious for my liking - I would have preferred more video of the island.



    It is possible to walk around the island in a few hours so it is quite small. There are no roads, just tracks for people and small motorbikes.
    I haven't been back there since 2008. My wife tells me it has changed but perhaps not vastly.
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  5. Druk1
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    I went to malapascua years ago,nice place,there used to be a local who used to bite the green husk from a coconut as his party piece.
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    “These sharks are worth more to us alive than dead”, says it all really.
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Mrs Ash watches these a lot:



    Bisayang Hilaw.
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    A happy couple with lots of PDA (public displays of affection).
  10. Druk1
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    Druk1 Well-Known Member

    I got some footage earlier of my sons cousin catching and releasing an 8 foot thresher shark, caught on light tackle off Davao, the shark looks stunning :cry:
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    Just took a screen shot from the footage, glad to see it was released :like: Screenshot_20210118_222326.jpg
  12. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Nice to see a thresher shark back where it wants to be :)
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    The interesting thing is on the footage you hear one of them say "Catch and release" when they realise its a shark, it swam off strongly :) IMG_20210120_172806.jpg

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