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Environmentalists have spotted a pair of whale sharks off South Thailand’s island of Koh Pha Ngan. Members of the Phangan Sea Guardian Association had gone diving when they spotted two of the gentle giants. The association’s president said that one whale shark was four metres long, while the other was six metres long. The VP, Sittiroj Kaewnongsameta, told The Phuket Express… “This shows that the sea has plentiful marine resources. Phangan Island not only has the famous full moon party but also has beautiful underwater scenery too.” As an endangered species, Whale sharks are protected under Thailand’s wildlife conservation and have […]

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14 hours ago, Cabra said:

I'm not sure it proves there are plentiful resources (food) more than it proves the whales have needed to expand their hunting ground to find enough food. 

It proves more, that the sea around Phangan is very warm and starts to get greener. Also now they can use this whale sharks again, for years, to lure divers/snorkelers/tourists in. I am not sure, but is it 10 or 20 years ago, they spotted a whale shark near Koh Tao? But advertised it since as whale shark destination? ;-)

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