A healthy looking whale shark was sighted off Koh Racha, south of Phuket, yesterday.
Videos of the whale shark have been shared widely in social media with a message reading “a whale shark is near Koh Racha and swimming near a tour boat.”
A tour guide of Nikorn Marine company, Mali Boondanpai, who recorded the video says, “the tour boat was carrying a South Korean tourist family with 6 adult sand 4 children heading to Koh Maithon and Koh Racha Yai yesterday morning.”
“While we were between Koh Maithon and Koh Racha, about noon, we saw a big fish followed the tour boat. It was the whale shark. The tourists were very excited. This is another tourist attraction for Phuket.”
The tour boat captain says he saw another whale shark nearby but was unable to record a video of it.
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