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Whale shark spotted near Maya Bay

Jan 14. 2020
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By The Nation

A five-metre long whale shark estimated to weigh two tonnes was spotted near Maya Bay in Krabi province on Monday (January 13), authorities said.

Worapoj Lomlim, chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park in Krabi, said on Monday that a group of divers had recorded a video of a five-metre long and two-tonne whale shark swimming and eating plankton five metres below the water surface in the area of Koh Bida Nok island, which is close to Maya Bay.

The chief said there had been many instances of these sightings since the government decided to close Maya Bay on July 1, 2018.

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