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Ko Rok plays host to false killer whales 

By The Nation

 

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Ko Rok Island in Krabi province on Friday (April 23) saw some unusual guests: a throng of false killer whales, leaving officials at Mu Ko Lanta National Park mesmerised.

 

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Park chief Weerasak Srisatjang said that such an event has never occurred before as false killer whales, each the size of a school bus, never came to that area. He said it was a reflection of the abundance of resources in the Krabi sea.

 

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Marine expert Dr. Thorn Thamrongnawasawat explained that it was very rare to see a large number of dugongs, sharks and whales in the Thai sea on the same day.

 

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Thirty dugongs were spotted in Trang province, more than 30 blacktip reef sharks were found in Maya Bay and 10-15 false killer whales were seen in Krabi.

 

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A false killer whale is not a whale but a large dolphin, however at six metres long it has physical similarities with a killer whale and can be found in deepwaters of open seas.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30386606

 

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Just for the sake of clarity, today is Thursday 23rd April! St George's Day 🙂

 

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"A false killer whale is not a whale but a large dolphin, however at six metres long it has physical similarities with a killer whale and can be found in deepwaters of open seas."

 

Well, a real killer whale, or actually Orca, is also not a whale but a large dolphin. A very intelligent and beautiful marine top predator.

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