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Pandemic a blessing for coral, marine life

Feb 09. 2021
Photo credit: Wachirun Chaisawatt
Photo credit: Wachirun Chaisawatt
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A Facebook user posted photographs of coral growing on artificial reefs and a bounty of marine creatures captured while diving near Koh Libong and Koh Kradan islands off the coast of Trang.

Photo credit: Wachirun Chaisawatt

Wachirun Chaisawatt shared the photographs and his experience of the beauty of the Andaman Sea on Monday.

Photo credit: Wachirun Chaisawatt

The artificial reefs were built more than 15 years ago in a bid to provide a stable growing area for coral and a habitat for marine creatures.

Photo credit: Wachirun Chaisawatt

Apart from time, the other factor that is helping coral recovery is the Covid-19 pandemic, which has paralysed the tourism sector.

Photo credit: Wachirun ChaisawattPhoto credit: Wachirun ChaisawattPhoto credit: Wachirun Chaisawatt

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