• Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:42
    Chinese tourist caught on camera removing sea stars on Coral Island
    A Chinese tourist has been caught on video showing a sea star on a beach at Coral Island.
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  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 21:30
    Wreck at Koh Racha Noi damages coral
    More than 50 square metres of coral has been damaged after a fishing boat sank at Koh Racha Noi off Phuket.
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  • Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:00
    New shades for a new year
    Pantone name 'Living Coral'as its colour of the year
  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:15
    Maya Bay boundary installed to block tourist access
    Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim on Wednesday said officials installed tiny boundary buoys and red flags to warn tourists not to swim into Maya Bay, which has been closed indefinitely to allow a full recovery of the coral reef, mangrove forest and general ecosystem.
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  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:00
    Can the reef live on?
    Surviving bleached barrier coral "more resilient to heat", experts find
  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:17
    Indonesian island clean-up nets 40 tons of rubbish daily
    Residents on a string of coral-fringed islands off Jakarta's coast are battling a tidal wave of trash, with more than 40 tons of rubbish collected daily over the past week, an official said.
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  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    Corals in Maya Bay far from ready for tourism pressure, say experts
    THE CORALS at Maya Bay are not strong enough yet to withstand the influx of visitors, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) explained as the reason for the indefinite closure of the bay.
  • Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:15
    National park chief defends extended Maya Bay closure
    The one-month extension to the temporary closure of Maya Bay is to better allow the full recovery of coral reefs, mangrove forest and the general ecosystem, as well as to protect tourists from strong winds and high waves during the period, Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim said on Tuesday.
  • Sat, 11 Aug 2018 01:00
    Desirable residences
    How train carriages and navy ships became new homes and breeding nurseries for coral, fish and other marine life under a project initiated by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    Bid to replant Maya Bay coral hit by monsoon
    EFFORTS to restore coral at Maya Bay have been hampered by a strong monsoon and rough sea conditions, resulting in the survival of only 10 per cent of replanted coral.
  • Sun, 08 Jul 2018 01:00
    Attempting to protect sea life, Hawaii bans popular sunscreen brands
    Hawaii’s governor David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation banning the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals that harm coral reefs, as reported by The Washington Post. 
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  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:00
    Coral planted on closed Phi Phi
    As the famous Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi in Krabi’s Muang district is now closed for the four monsoon months until September 30 to allow nature to recover, officials on Thursday brought 400 coral pieces to be planted onto the degraded reef at the bay.
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  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:10
    Out goes the tide, in comes a rare sighting of the beautiful seabed
    A rare tide phenomenon at Koh Talu in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Bang Saphan Noi district, said to be the lowest level in 20 years, has given sightseers a visual treat this week, exposing a two-kilometre stretch of seabed featuring hidden beauty of coral reef and giant clams.
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  • Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:50
    Getting rid of single-use plastic
    Akaryn Hotel Group has underlined its commitment to preserving the environment with the setting up of the charity organisation Pure Blue Foundation to support multi-faceted marine projects including coral reef restoration and marine turtle conservation.
  • Tue, 29 May 2018 09:53
    More coral reefs damaged by mass bleaching
    More coral reefs in Thailand’s seas are suffering from mass bleaching as the result of continuous warm seawater.
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