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Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

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Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Marine biologists inspect corals to assess the health and growth of reefs off Phuket. Photo: Dr Nalinee Thongtham / PMBC

 

PHUKET: The impact of harmful contaminants in sunscreen as a contributing factor in the deaths of coral reefs around Phuket will be presented to Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan and other high-ranking officials at a Cabinet meeting in Bangkok today (Jan 18).

 

Leading the presentation will be Tanu Nabnien, Director of the conservation group Andaman Organisation for Participatory Restoration of Natural Resource. Mr Tanu is also the Andaman region representative of a national committee to protect marine and coastal resources.

 

Joining him will be Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) regional chief Watcharin Na Thalang, responsible for all marine natural resources along the Andaman coast.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/sunscreen-among-contributing-factors-killing-phuket-coral-reefs-70068.php#shxrRcqzQBIjzQTK.99 

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-01-18

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Yes it's the pesky tourists again.just fine them 100,000b for using sun screen on the beach.100,000b for smoking on the beach,100,000b for feeding the fish.i think the government should take a look at the Thai pollution first that is probably 1 million times more than sun screen each day.maybe install giant fans in the cities and blow all the smog towards the beaches then they won't need sun screen.

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Sunscreen is worldwide a problem for the coral reefs. And with more and more people visiting coral reefs, the problem is growing.

 

Good this is getting some attention.

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No mention of the tour groups responsible ,just the tourists...

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Thai science. It is wonderful. It doesn't require facts or research.

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1 minute ago, soistalker said:

Thai science. It is wonderful. It doesn't require facts or research.

Hmm, these are facts.

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45 minutes ago, stevenl said:

Hmm, these are facts.

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.

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Copied directly & verbatim from the Miami Herald re: Coral Reef damage due to Sun Screens.

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16 hours ago, soistalker said:

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.

Exactly, good this is a piece based on facts in stead of your opinion.

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