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Can there be shark protection alongside shark tourism?

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Hunted, maimed and chased, the whale shark is vulnerable to extinction.

An effort by the Maldivian government - with a bit of help from British and Maldivian students - is trying to change that.

But tourists still want a glimpse of the world's largest shark. Are they getting too close?

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