Subject: Whale-shark survey for East Timor tourism
Whale-shark survey for East Timor tourism
Updated 9 hours 27 minutes ago
Australian researchers have completed an aerial survey of the ocean
surrounding East Timor looking for whale-sharks.
The huge marine species may become a tourist draw card for the fledgling
Ray Chatto from Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife says he spotted a
four-to-five metre long whale shark, and more are expected to migrate to the
region in coming months.
"The whale sharks, according to the locals over there we've been talking
to, don't really arrive in any sort of numbers until August, September, October
so really until we can assess those numbers and where those numbers are in
relation to places that are accessible for tourists we'll have to wait and
see," Mr Chatto said.
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