Albay Gulf

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Albay Gulf is a large gulf in the southern part of Luzon island, Philippines, at 13°10′51″N 123°55′32″E / 13.180833°N 123.925556°E / 13.180833; 123.925556.

The place has been one of the tourist spots in the province because of the frequent sightings of whale sharks (known as "butanding" in the local vernacular) in the coastal areas. The government ha taken actions requesting concerned sectors to test whether the number of plankton, the whale shark's primary food source, was adequate for the species' sustenance. In 1997, whale sharks were sighted in the town of Donsol in Sorsogon. Their presence led to the town's receiving the moniker "whale shark capital of the world."[1]

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  1. ^ PIA Information Services - Philippine Information Agency