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Big whale sighted off Phuket – VIDEO



A large whale has been sighted between Koh Racha and Koh Hey, south west of Phuket, yesterday. Specialist believe it might be a Baleen Whale (Bryde’s Whale or Omura Whale).

A video clip of the three large mammals has been shared in a LINE group ‘Coral Restoration’ which is an Andaman Sea Conservation network with a message reading “At Koh Racha – Koh Hey we met a family of whales. Tourists were very happy.”

Patcharapohn Kaewmong, a veterinarian at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) says, “The video was recorded yesterday (Sunday).”

“After we checked the video clip we are not sure if it is a Bryde’s whale or Omura WhaleMarine specialists went out in search of the whale but we have not found it since the sightings captured on video.”

“Tour boat operators and fishermen are being ask to inform us when if they find the whale again. They are also asked not to approach or disturb the whale.”

PHUKETBig whales sighted off Phuket yesterday. Specialist says it might be Baleen Whales (Bryde's whale or Omura Whale).VIDEO: กลุ่มไลน์ฟื้นฟูปะการัง

Posted by The Thaiger on Sunday, December 30, 2018

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