Conservationists oppose swimming with whales tourism plan


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A Mooloolaba scuba diving company is the first in Australia to offer the people the chance to swim with humpbacks from next month.

Paul Hodda from the Australian Whale Conservation Society says it is not the right way to treat an endangered species.

“Our main concern is that people can have a wonderful experience from the shore or on a boat with humpback whales,” he said.

“They don’t need to push and push and push and put these animals under more potential stress.

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