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Sea slugs washed ashore in their thousands - low salt content blamed

 

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The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reported that thousands of "pling talay" - known in English as sea cucumbers or sea slugs - had died and been washed ashore in Chanthaburi.

 

It happened at a beach called Bang Kachai in the Laem Singh area of the eastern Thai province.

 

Some 300 meters of the beach was littered with the dead creatures.

 

Tests have revealed that the likely reason for the event was an unusually low salt content in the water due to freshwater from monsoon rains creating a temporary imbalance that the creatures were unable to overcome.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Don't touch them, don't pick 'em up ........... that's jail and deportation! 

yeah... you'd definitely get slugged for takin' them... 

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3 hours ago, Motoko said:

sea slugs are not the same thing as sea cucumbers. The animals pictured are sea cucumbers.

Still same but different .

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Try sprinkling salt on a land slug, or snail. Cruel but interesting. Good way to deter or get rid of them. (The Froggies would just eat them).

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Cake Monster said:

Sea Slugs - from the Ocean - low Salt 

Oceans Salt concentration diluted by Rain water run off into the Ocean.

What Tosh

Sea cucumbers are stenohaline echinoderms and cannot stand a drop in salinity  ..................  so the original article was the correct.

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3 hours ago, Grusa said:

Try sprinkling salt on a land slug, or snail. Cruel but interesting. Good way to deter or get rid of them. (The Froggies would just eat them).

 

Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in East Asian countries !!

 

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21 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Sea slugs washed ashore in their thousands - low salt content blamed

For gods sake don't pick one up.... you'll go to prison or be deported.

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