No swimming at Hua Hin beaches following bull shark discovery

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A school of silhouetted bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) circle for food near the ocean's surface. (AP Photo | Keith A. Ellenbogen)
A school of silhouetted bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) circle for food near the ocean’s surface. (AP Photo | Keith A. Ellenbogen)

Prachuap Khiri Khan – Authorities in Prachuap Khiri Khan province have asked tourists to refrain from getting into the water off the beaches in Hua Hin district at this time, following the recent discovery of bull sharks in the area.

Many Thai and foreign visitors have come to Tham Khao Tao Temple in Hua Hin to witness the bull sharks, which are commonly seen when seawater temperature decreases.

Signs in Thai, English, and Chinese languages have been placed along the Sai Noi Beach, warning visitors from entering the water during the installation of shark prevention nets which will take about 20 to 30 days to complete.

Officials are also on-site with necessary equipment and boats to provide immediate assistance to visitors in case of emergency.