Mexico’s push to protect threatened whale sharks

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Whale sharks can grow up to 18 metres long, and fascinate holidaymakers and scientists around the world.

But they are under threat from commercial fishing and tourism, and numbers are dropping.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico.

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