Increased and unusual sightings of sea life have emerged in Thailand, which scientists attribute to the absence of tourists and fishing boats during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Captain Charlie Dwyer and Gordon Fernandes, co-founders of Asia Pacific Superyachts.
As reported by Reuters, The Phuket News and other media, a fisherman in the Gulf of Thailand enjoyed a rare encounter with pink dolphins, which scientists say are becoming bolder in the absence of tourists. Pink dolphins are extremely rare yet are appearing more often in the Gulf Thailand, near Koh Phangan and Khanom by Koh Samui.
Fisherman Chaiyot Saedan recently provided a video of his experience to Reuters, showing the three pink dolphins swimming close to a fishing boat in calm waters off Koh Phangan, a neighbouring island of Koh Samui. He remarked, “I was so impressed because I never imagined I would get to see pink dolphins.”
“Due to less traffic with the coronavirus lockdown, dolphins now have a more comfortable habitat, and that’s why they tend to show up more.”