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Blacktip reef shark in bag probably not from Maya Bay – national park chief

The chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park, Worapot Lomlim, says he can’t confirm that a blacktip reef shark found dead inside a bag was found at Maya Bay.

National Park officers are investigating the stories following the death of a blacktip reef shark allegedly found in a bag at Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi Ley. A foreign dive instructor at Koh Phi Phi posted a picture of a blacktip reef shark found dead inside a bag in a LINE group ‘Phi Phi Island news informs’ with a message reading “a shark has found dead in a bag at Maya Bay.”

Read more about the original claims HERE.

Khun Worapot says, “No one at any of the local diving companies can confirm that the shark was found dead at Maya Bay. It is possible that the photo was taken somewhere else. We believe that it was not at Maya Bay.”

“Maya Bay has been closed. It is difficult for anyone to enter and take such a photo there. The National Park officers are patrolling all the time. However we are continuing with the investigation.”

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