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Marine scientist fears impact to marine life from Pabuk

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Marine scientist and vice dean of the Faculty of Fisheries of Kasetsaart University Thon Thamrongnawasawat has posted his concerns about the massive amount of fresh water pouring into the Gulf from rivers in the wake of the Pabuk storm.

“Besides damages inflicted on properties, live stocks and farmlands by tropical storm Pabuk, the storm is likely to have caused extensive damages to marine lives, coral reefs and marine environment.”

“This might cause sudden massive death to fish and other marine lives in coastal areas and the river estuaries as was in the case near the coast of Phetchaburi-Cha-am some time ago.”

“Coral reefs in shallow water such as those around Koh Samui and Koh Pha-ngan will be broken by the force of waves, but the sediments whipped up by strong waves from the sea floor will later on settle on coral reefs and kill the weak coral reefs.”

The worst threat, he said, is the massive amount of fresh water pouring into the sea which will suddenly reduce the salinity of the sea water and this will cause coral bleaching.

Another big problem after the storm is the huge amount of garbage, said Thon as he advised provincial authorities of the affected coastal provinces to address the problem once they have freed themselves from relief and rehabilitation operations for the storm victims.

SOURCE: Thai PBS



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3 wounded in explosion at Narathiwat border defence unit

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Three security officials have been injured in the latest bout of southern violence when armed militants attacked a border defence unit’s base near the Kolok River in the Tak Bai district in the southern province of Narathiwat on the Thai/Malaysian border.

Several houses and cars nearby were also damaged by the powerful IED (improvised explosive device).

Initial reports have revealed that a group of about 6 militants opened fire at the base with automatic weapons, followed by a powerful blast from a device attached to a motorcycle parked in front of the base.

Three suspects have been apprehended by security police and are being questioned.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

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Boy killed by train while playing on his mobile phone in Songkhla

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PHOTOS: Phatong Tredtam Rescue Foundation

A 12 year old boy has died on a railway track near a school in Hat Yai, Songkhla after being crushed by a train while he was playing on his mobile phone on local railway tracks.

The Phatong Tredtam Rescue Foundation report that Thunglung Police in Hat Yai, Songkhla were notified of the incident at 6pm near a school yesterday.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the body of the boy near the railway. He was later identified as 12 year old Watanyoo Dissaroe. The train involved was the Express 46 from Padang Besar to Bangkok.

Locals say they saw the boy playing on his mobile phone near the railway tracks. They then heard several blasts from the horn on the train but say the boy failed to hear the warnings.

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Bryde’s whale family sighted off Chumphon coast – VIDEO

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A family of three Bryde’s whales has been sighted off Chumphon in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is reporting that a family of three Bryde’s whales was sighted between Koh Weng and Koh Rang off the Chumphon coast. There were two mature Bryde’s whales and a baby Bryde’s whale calf.

Marine biologists say they appeared to be feeding at the time. DMCR staff say the mother Bryde’s whale had signs of a skin disease and that many small fish were found surrounding around them at the time of the sighting.

วาฬบรูด้าที่เกาะเวียง วันนี้ …มันสุดยอดจริงๆ

Posted by กรีน นำเที่ยว ดำน้ำเกาะเวียง on Monday, March 11, 2019

VIDEO: กรีน นำเที่ยว ดำน้ำเกาะเวียง

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