By Sitthichai Sikhawat
He said many of the animals had been swept ashore due to strong winds and waves caused by the monsoon season, adding that several had succumbed to acute illnesses or had died from ingesting plastic. He added that none of these animals had been hunted.
Bunnarak spoke to the press after attending a meeting with the rare marine animal protection committee at Krabi City Hall to come up with measures to protect and treat affected marine life.
Krabi currently has 10 dugongs in its waters.