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Hundreds of sea urchins wash ashore Patong Beach

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Hundreds of sea urchins lined Patong Beach yesterday (Mar 2). photo: Patong Lifeguards

 

PHUKET: Marine life experts are trying to figure out what caused many hundreds of red sea urchins to wash ashore Patong Beach yesterday (Mar 2).

 

Lifeguards and members of Patong Baywatch discovered the phenomenon after arriving at the beach to begin their patrols yesterday morning.

 

The phenomenon has inspired locals to turn out in droves to see the red spectacle stretching hundreds of metres along the beach, with some people alarmed by what may have caused it.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/hundreds-of-sea-urchins-wash-ashore-patong-beach-79223.php

 

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This can happen after there has previously been a big storm somewhere.

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Hundreds of sea urchins wash ashore Patong Beach

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Hundreds of sea urchins lined Patong Beach yesterday (Mar 2). photo: Patong Lifeguards

 

PHUKET: Marine life experts are trying to figure out what caused many hundreds of red sea urchins to wash ashore Patong Beach yesterday (Mar 2).

 

Lifeguards and members of Patong Baywatch discovered the phenomenon after arriving at the beach to begin their patrols yesterday morning.

 

The phenomenon has inspired locals to turn out in droves to see the red spectacle stretching hundreds of metres along the beach, with some people alarmed by what may have caused it.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/hundreds-of-sea-urchins-wash-ashore-patong-beach-79223.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2021-03-04
 

 

Does anyone have close up photos so they  they can be identified ?  Please psot them is you have any.

 

These mass-killing were usually attributed to storms out at sea - especially if the weather at the beach had been normal.  Increasingly that seen to be due to algal blooms (when the sea is full of tint algae)  killing them off.

 

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17 minutes ago, NeoDinosaw said:

 

Does anyone have close up photos so they  they can be identified ?  Please psot them is you have any.

 

Click on the Phuket News link!

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

PHUKET: Marine life experts are trying to figure out what caused many hundreds of red sea urchins to wash ashore Patong Beach yesterday

Evil farang divers of course.

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18 hours ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

I would be lying exhausted on a beach if I had swum all the way from the Red Sea..

And likely all pruney from being in the water too long..just taking a break and drying off...

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