This extraordinary behaviour (where the whale treads water) is thought to have developed because pollution has made the Gulf of Thailand a hypoxic environment.
Sewage outflows from the land have caused all the oxygen in the water to be used up, except at the surface. This means the whale’s fish prey can only live in this surface layer.
By treading water and keeping the corners of their mouth below the surface, a flow is created pulling the fish into the whale’s mouth.
In the panic, some of the fish also seem to jump out the water and into the whale’s mouth
This clip is from the BBC series “A Perfect Planet, episode 4 “Oceans”, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Phuket’s Newest Water Park
Aerial video of Phuket’s newest water park being built.
It’s close to Phuket town and Central Festival.
Second-Hand Jaguar Garage In Bangkok
This cool little car repair shop in the backstreets of Bangkok focuses entirely on refurbishing old Jaguars. There were some classic models and some newer ones too from the 1970s onwards.
The owner explained that he gets the old cars shipped from the UK, repairs them and sells them on again in Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
If you’ve ever tried to buy a second-hand Jaguar in Bangkok you’ll know what a big markup there is on prices compared with the UK, where they were originally made.
Expect to pay a minimum of 500,000 Baht for a refurbished Jaguar XJ8 in Thailand. These iconic 1980s and 1990s models can be picked up in good condition in the UK for under £1,000.
Buying a decent Jaguar in Bangkok isn’t the easiest task unless you’re after a new car. But the owner of this repair shop knew his stuff and the man you want to talk to if you are thinking of buying.
Thailand 2011: Beach Road Pattaya In The Afternoon
A midday stroll along Beach Road back in 2011.
Amazing the difference a decade makes to a place.