bamboo shark release
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In light of our new experience releasing bamboo sharks, we want to dedicate a post educating people how to do it properly. It was very good that Manila Ocean Park’s event before the actual release was very good and informative. There were several talks made before the actual bamboo shark release on “How to Rescue Stranded Sharks” delivered by a representative from the BFAR-NFRDI and also updates from the Calatagan LGU officials on their local environment conservation and preservation activities.
How was the bamboo sharks released in the recent Back to the wild bamboo shark release program? Manila Ocean Park Program Development Specialist, Jappy Lim, prepared these guidelines for us to follow:
Since my child is homeschooled we take every opportunity to expand his learning. It is very fortunate that Special Education Philippines was able to witness one of Manila Ocean Park’s conservation program dubbed as “Back to the Wild”. In this conservation program, Manila Ocean Park will release at least 20 juvenile bamboo sharks in Calatagan, Batangas. By early tomorrow, my son and I will have an opportunity to release one of these bamboo sharks back to the wild.
Background about the Bamboo Sharks that will be released:
The whitespotted bambooshark lives in the Indo-West Pacific. It has been confirmed in the waters of the following countries: Cambodia, China (mainland, Hong Kong, Macau), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.