Some whales feed by lunge-feeding, in which they open their mouth wide and lunge forward. The massive quantity of water—including small fish—that ends out in their mouths is then strained through a series of baleen plates.
This is the conversation I’m having with myself when I feel something tickle the back of my neck. It’s not physical—it’s more like a soft breath against my brain, a whispering ghost of premonition.
After seeing out her years in both the U.S. and Thai navies, The HTMS Sattakut has now found her final resting place in the Gulf of Thailand just off a little island called Koh Tao.
BANGKOK — Seafaring slave ships didn’t vanish in the 19th century. They still persist.
And there’s a good chance they’re catching your dinner.
Yet, it’s hardly surprising, as it’s largely overlooked by dive travel specialists, and for the most part, dismissed as nothing more than a diver training centre.
The entrance of the Sra Keow cave, north of Krabi, Thailand, is dark and quiet. All the local kids who use the pond as a playground are now back home for dinner.
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