Dolphins

  • Phang Nga

    Dolphin washes up on Phang Nga beach, likely from strong waves

    Locals discovered a dolphin washed up on the shore of a beach in Phang Nga province yesterday, just north of Phuket. A local man tipped off the Royal Thai Navy about the dolphin, and officials from the navy and the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre arrived on the scene. The dolphin was then transferred to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre in…

  • Phuket

    Wildlife workers rescue injured dolphin in Phuket

    Tourists and locals at Phuket’s Nai Yang beach, near the Phuket International Airport, spotted a dolphin stranded and grounded in shallow waters this morning. The dolphin had 3 key injuries, one on its tail, one on its side, and one near its mouth. Thalang officials notified the head of Sirinath National Park about the dolphin after the tourists and locals…

  • Thailand

    Rare sea creatures spotted in Krabi, southern Thailand

    Rare marine animals were spotted enjoying Thailand’s coastal waters last week in Krabi, southern Thailand. Dugongs (manatee’s little cousins), humpback dolphins and sea turtles were seen from above in an aerial survey conducted by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) from March 27 – April 1. A total of 34 dugongs, colloquially known as “sea cows”, were seen…

  • Phuket

    Spotted dolphin found cut open on Phuket beach, park officers investigate

    National park officers in Phuket have launched an investigation after a spotted dolphin was found slashed open on the rocks on the shore of Sirinat National Park’s Ao Sai Khu bay. Its body had a deep gash across its head and another from its head to its tail. The spotted dolphins are classified as protected animals under Thailand’s Wildlife Conservation…

  • Environment

    Rare pink dolphins spotted off Koh Phangan – VIDEO

    Pink dolphins are extremely rare, mainly found in only a few spots in the world, including parts of China, Hong Kong waters and sections of the Amazon river. So it was a surprise for fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand to have a rare encounter with pink dolphins, which scientists say are becoming bolder in the absence of tourists The…

  • Environment

    Fishermen catch albino dolphins on video playing in the Gulf of Thailand

    A group of albino dolphins have delighted guests and fishermen in a fishing vessel off Songkhla’s Sathing Phra district in the Gulf of Thailand. “SOS”, a LINE group, has posted a video clip of the dolphins. The LINE group’s administrator related the story that three fishermen had seen the dolphins in the boundary area between Kradang Nga and Ja Ting…

  • Environment

    More than 30 dolphins spotted off Phang Nga coast – VIDEO

    More than 30 dolphins were spotted around Phang Nga yesterday. Yesterday morning (November 17), Dive Master Nattapong Ninsawit from Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak revealed that he and his customers spotted a number of dolphins on the way back from their diving trip to Similan Islands. The group were travelling back, and while the boat was passing Similan Islands and…

  • News

    30 dolphins greet visitors to Similan Islands

    Tourists were treated to the sight of a school of dolphins in the Similan Islands off the Phang Nga coast on Sunday. Tour organisers said that around 30 dolphins swam close to the boat six or seven miles offshore, creating excitement for passengers. It was the first time dolphins had been seen in the vicinity since October 15. The Similan…

  • Environment

    Thai fisherman admit to killing up to 30 dolphins

    SCREENCAPTURE: Sanook Royal Thai Police have responded to a video clip showing 30 dolphins caught in a fishing trawl in Malaysian waters, killing many of the mammals in the process. The clip was forwarded to them by the Command Centre for Illegal Fishing (CCCIF). The Thai PM ordered an immediate investigation which lead to the discovery that the boat in the…

  • Phang Nga

    Dolphins playing off Phang Nga – VIDEO

    VIDEO/PHOTOS: Wow Andaman Lots of dolphins have been sighted near the Koh Similan group in Phang Nga. The Wow Andanman tour manager says, “the tour was on a speedboat with tourists yesterday morning near Koh Similans yesterday. They say they sighted lots of dolphins which were playing around the boat.” Those dolphins were heading to the north at Koh Tachai…