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Video: Bottlenose dolphin sighted near Phang Nga Bay

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Bottlenose dolphin sighted near Phang Nga Bay 

By The Nation




Rangers of the Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park reported sighting a bottlenose dolphin in Phang Nga Bay, thanks to the extensive rehabilitation of aquatic animals, seagrass and natural vegetation in the area.


The rangers managed to take a picture of the 150cm-long dolphin in front of Koh Panyi, Amphur Muang, Phang Nga province while they were travelling to Koh Thalu on a mission. The dolphin is reported to be in good shape, healthy and familiar with humans.


Sarayuth Tanthian, head of Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park, said there have been three sightings of dolphins in the park area by rangers and tourists, most of them bottlenose dolphins, for whom there is abundant food in Phang Nga Bay. He said the main reason for the frequent dolphin sightings is probably because natural resources in the Bay are starting to recover after the extensive clean-up campaign of the sea by the rangers.



Sarayuth also urged tourists, business owners and citizens in the area to participate in the clean-up effort by refraining from throwing wastes into the sea. He said this would help restore marine natural resources and keep these aquatic animals alive in the Phang Nga Bay.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372659



-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-07-10
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The fact that it's alone, not just riding the bow wave of the boat and seemingly looking for the company of humans suggests it may have been in captivity previously. 

Hope it finds a pod to hang with.

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