Video: Pod of rare whales spotted near Koh Tao

Video: Pod of rare whales spotted near Koh Tao

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Foreign tourists were delighted when a pod of around 30 killer whales followed their dive boat.

 

Phones came out to record the thirty minute spectacle that was all posted on the Daily News pages. 

 

Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto said that it happened between Sairee Beach on Koh Tao and the island of Koh Nang Yuan. He had been informed by a dive company taking tourists out on a trip. 

 

Daily News said that the species are known in Thai as "black killer whales" (wan petchakhat dam) that are referred to as false killer whales in English. They normally live far out to sea.

 

Sairee beach was the site of the infamous rape/murder case of a British woman Hanna Witheridge and compatriot David Miller in 2014. Two Burmese men were convicted and sit on death row. 

 

Other mysterious cases on Koh Tao have led some media to dub the tourist paradise as "Killer Island".

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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