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Slew of brown seaweed washes ashore Patong Beach

By The Phuket News

 

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Beach chairs sit empty where the brown seaweed washed ashore at Patong Beach yesterday (Jan 13). Photo: Patong Municipality

 

PHUKET: Local municipality workers returned to Patong Beach this morning to clear brown seaweed that washed ashore overnight after a huge effort yesterday (Jan 13) saw workers clear tonnes of the ugly flotsam from Phuket’s most popular tourist beach.

 

Sirawat Kriangkrai from the Department of Public Health and Environment’s Sanitation Division at Patong Municipality, told The Phuket News that the huge cleanup operation yesterday took officers from 5am to midday to remove the brown seaweed, which blighted about one kilomtere of Patong Beach – starting some 500 metres north of the where the Pak Bang Canal empties into Patong Bay at the southern end of the beach.

 

Working as quickly as possible, including by using a backhoe, workers removed some 10 tonnes of seaweed along with the sand and water around it, Mr Sirawat explained.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/slew-of-brown-seaweed-washes-ashore-patong-beach-74378.php

 

 

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So where does this flotsam come from? The weather has been relatively calm lately.

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"Honey there is a flight to Vietnam in 3 hours. If we hurry we can make it."

 

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Just let the Chinese tourists gobble it up.

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19 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Just let the Chinese tourists gobble it up.

need throw a few shrimp in it first

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Yeah, and I went for a nature walk recently and there were a bunch of leaves on the ground. Ruined the entire experience. "It is Vietnam next year ". 

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1 hour ago, SoilSpoil said:

So where does this flotsam come from? The weather has been relatively calm lately.

I think, it comes from the open sea, the so called disturbing nature.

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Same on Layan and Nai Yang, so probably many other west coast beaches. Looks like turds floating in the water from a distance, but closer inspection reveals just clumps of seaweed.

 

Also, hundreds of dead fish along a stretch of Nai Yang today, so no idea what caused that.

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