Villagers from Iokea in the Gulf province were surprised to find a whale shark beached up on their shores last Sunday morning.
Thomas Auhava, curator of the
Pictures taken by Mr Auhava show a whale shark with white spots on its back.
“It’s about 6.5m long and 2m wide,” he said.
“It couldn’t get out because of shallow water.
“It’s still alive.
“It was just waiting for the tide to push it out.”
Iokea villagers took a ride on the back of the beached whale last Sunday.