By: Phillip Beech
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It was truly a spectacular sight when a group spotted a pod of whales in waters between Pulau Payar and Segantang in Langkawi recently.
The sighting of the mammals was recorded on a 76 second video and uploaded by a Tik Tok user @madylangkawi.
It was since gone viral and been shared on other media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
In a reply to one comment, Mady said the whales were amid feeding when they spotted.
Most of the viewers expressed excitement over the discovery, especially since whales were only sighted abroad.
Some even suggested for the whale sighting to be turned into a new attraction for the tourist-friendly island.
Meanwhile, Langkawi Fisheries Department officer Azahar Ahmad acknowledged that whales were occasionally sighted in Langkawi waters.
“Yes, the whales have indeed been sighted passing by Langkawi waters, but it is seasonal,” he said.