Omura Whale Sighted in Phang Nga – VIDEO

Phang Nga –

An Omura whale was spotted at Surin National Park in the Khura Buri district.

A video clip was posted on Facebook about the whale by Nawa Bintea. A boat was travelling in the Surin National Park area on Thursday (October 26th) when the Omura whale emerged in front of the boat. Staff at Surin National Park said the Omura whale is rarely seen here.

The Omura whale was first discovered by the Japanese scientist Hideo Omura 20 years ago and was then named after him. It is at risk for extinction and is listed as a protected species in Thailand.

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.