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Ecstatic divers encounter rare, ‘friendly’ whale shark

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Ecstatic divers encounter rare, ‘friendly’ whale shark

By The Nation

 

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Koh Lanta National Park officers encountered a 4-metre whale shark swimming near Koh Haa Island in Krabi province on Sunday during an exploration of the marine ecosystem in the park.

 

Its chief said Koh Haa is a marine park that has one of the most beautiful lagoons in Krabi and there are numerous plankton in the area, which attracted the whale shark. However, it was rare for these huge creatures to appear in that zone.

 

The giant fish showed no signs of fear for humans and even swam with ecstatic divers for a while. The park’s officers recorded a video of the incident before posting it on social media, drawing excitement from netizens.

 

The national park chief added that whale sharks are not harmful, but he advised tourists to snap pictures and record videos of them without using a flash, which might terrify the large creatures.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30382284

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-02-17

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The park’s officers recorded a video of the incident before posting it on social media,

and the next candidate is Sybill Fawlty from Torquay : Subject the bleeming obvious.

Lovely creatures they are (these sharks I mean) , and as @nobodysfriend said, not aggressive .
On a night dive in the Andaman swam to look inside a cave, when looking ahead I saw I was swimming onto a sleeping beauty, the mouth must as I remember have been about 80 cm to a meter wide. (obviously no camera with me to show the proof) still see the eye opening and the gills fluttering for a moment
 

  • Haha 1

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