Officers hunt for dead whale in Similan National Park

PHUKET: National park officers are searching for a large whale carcass spotted off Koh Bon in the Similan National Park on Saturday.

“We have received pictures of the whale, which was reportedly already sunburned and foul-smelling. However, we’ve yet to locate the animal,” said Nut Kongkasorn, chief of Mu Ko Similan National Park.

National park officers are hoping to recover the body in order to perform an autopsy and determine the cause of death.

“At this point, we can’t even confirm what species of whale it is,” Mr Nut said.

Officers ask that if anyone spots this whale carcass, or any other unusual dead marine animals, to contact them during office hours Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm at 076-453 272.

— Kongleaphy Keam

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