• Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:30
    Blacktip reef sharks found outside Phuket seafood restaurant
    There are now two places where you can reliably see blacktip reef sharks – off the shores of Maya Bay, and hanging in front of a restaurant in Karon.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:00
    Can the reef live on?
    Surviving bleached barrier coral "more resilient to heat", experts find
    World
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
    Something stirs in the waters of Maya Bay. Has a Thai paradise been regained? 
    Thai conservationists have welcomed footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay as a “positive sign” of recovery six months after the closure of a tourist hot-spot made famous by the movie “The Beach”. 
    opinion
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:30
    Blacktip reef shark found dead in bag at Maya Bay
    National park officers are investigating following the death of a blacktip reef shark found in a bag at Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Ley.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:15
    More blacktip reef sharks spotted at recovering Maya Bay
    At 8am on Sunday, Hat Nopparat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park officials recorded a video clip of blacktip reef sharks near the shore at Maya Bay, National Park Management Division director Kamon Nuanyai said on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:32
    Asian markets suffer bloodletting on trade, geopolitical fears
    Asian markets went into freefall Thursday, tracking a plunge on Wall Street, with trading floors awash with negativity on geopolitical concerns and following weak US economic and earnings data.
    business
  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:00
    Illegal fishing key threat to reefs
    THOUGH EXCESSIVE tourism has garnered recent headlines over threats to the health of Thailand’s diverse saltwater seas, illegal fishing presents another big challenge to preserving their rich natural resources.
    national
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:30
    Maya Bay recovering: biologist
    Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi is starting to recover after many blacktip reef sharks were seen swimming there on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:12
    Philippines’s Sharifa Akeel crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2018
    Philippines’ Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel won the 50th Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 held at the New Performing Arts Theater on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    national
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:27
    China permanently stations rescue ship in Spratlys
    MILITARY OUTPOST This latest surveillance photo shows China's military outpost on Zamora Reef is almost finished. CNBC has reported that China has deployed antishipmissiles and surface-to-air missile systems on Zamora and two other Philippine-claimed reefs.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 26 Jul 2018 06:42
    Facebook in freefall as weak outlook stuns market
    Facebook shares went into a freefall Wednesday as a stunningly weak financial outlook raised fresh concerns for the social networking giant as it tries to recover from the impact of data protection scandals and investigations.
    business
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00
    Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef
    Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.
    Breaking News
  • 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. 
    Breaking News
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