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Baby Sharks for Sale in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines

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Baby Sharks for Sale in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines

This photo was taken at a dock in Barangay Tandubanak, Island of Sibutu, Municipality of Sitangkai, the province of Tawi-Tawi, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Sulu, the Philippines.

In the sea culture of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines Sharks are their enemies at sea so the creatures are treated with no mercy. The name they appellate to the shark is Saitan and is derived from Satan, the devil.

The hunt for sharks in the Philippines islands is fortunately limited as Sharks are eaten as a delicay only among the local Bajao and Samal populace.

tags: conservation, tawi-taw, phillipines

Tip: There are some great shark posters in the shark shop!

Comments for this Shark Photo

Comment by Fatima Ahaja
10th January 2010 - 14:06

In fairness, we don't treat shark as enemy and so the other aquatic animals! Sharks is "KAITAN" in our local dialect and not "SAITAN" which mean evil. Correction please!!

Comment by Tyler
7th May 2010 - 12:36

That person is evil!!!

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