Dozens of False Killer Whales Spotted in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

Dozens of False killer whales were spotted near Similan Island in Phang Nga.

The President of the Phang Nga Tourism Association Mr. Lertsak Pomklin told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend he was notified by a tour guide about the whales. The tour guide was on a tour boat with tourists heading to Similan Island.

When the tour boat was between Payu Island (7th Island) and Similan Island (8th Island), the boat captain immediately slowed down the boat after he spotted a huge group of false killer whales. Dozens of them were visible for more than ten minutes before disappearing under the water. The tourists were very happy to see them.

The Phuket Express noted that the false killer whale is listed in the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act of Thailand.

A Bryde’s Whale was spotted near Ta Chai Island in Phang Nga.

Two Bryde’s Whales were spotted near Similan Island in Phang Nga.

Thai and foreign tourists were excited after they spotted a group of dolphins in the Mu Ko Surin National Park in Khura Buri district.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.