A group of tourists were being brought by tour operators to visit Hin Bai, also known as Sail Rock, a popular diving area between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, when three pink dolphins suddenly appeared in the clear blue sea by their boat — to the great excitement of the tourists.
The tour operators said they were probably the same group of dolphines spotted by local fishermen near Koh Phangan several months ago.
Pink dolphins haven also frequently been spotted near Nang Kam beach and the ferry landing of Don Sak district recently.
Sea turtles were found to have laid eggs at 13 spots on Koh Samui and a whale shark was sighted near Don Sak and in the Ang Thong archipelago. These were signs of improvement in the environment, the governor said.
Photo credit @ Supapong Chaolan via Bangkok Post