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Whale sharks spotted off Prachuap Khiri Khan


A fisherman working the waters in Khan Krada bay on Friday (October 4) shared a live video of whale sharks swimming nearby on Facebook.

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Chirasak Mitharit, 44, was out fishing with his children when he spotted a large whale shark chasing after a shoal of fish some 2 miles offshore. Chirasak said the whale shark showed no fear despite the presence of a fishing boat nearby, allowing him film the creature for a full 10 minutes.


This is not the first time a whale shark has been spotted in Khan Krada bay. Chirasak said that they can often been sea during October and he personally has witnessed their presence on four previous occasions.

Published : October 07, 2019

By : The Nation