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Snorkellers taking damaging photos

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Snorkellers slammed for damaging coral for photos

8 February 2018
Marine scientists have criticised snorkellers who allegedly sat on undersea coral for photographs in a southern bay declared off-limits to allow for coral rehabilitation.

Jirapong Jeewarongkakul, former marine scientist at WWF Thailand, wrote on his Facebook page early Thursday that a group of tourists defied an entry ban in Ao Mae Yai bay of Surin Islands in Phangnga province.

The area is closed to allow for the rehabilitation of bleached coral. A tourist sat on coral to pose for photos, and ignored requests that she leave the area - even arguing that she was merely sitting on a rock, Mr Jirapong wrote.

Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a marine academic at Kasetsart University, wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday that the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation was informed of the matter and its National Parks Office was launching an investigation.

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If I was coral that's the way I'd like to die.
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The reefs could get damaged by direct contact with the bikini fabric. Those girls should have at least had the environmental awareness to remove their clothes before taking such photos.
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agree X 2 =@
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A tourist sat on coral to pose for photos, and ignored requests that she leave the area - even arguing that she was merely sitting on a rock, Mr Jirapong wrote.

Thais has mastered underwater phone communication!
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xxxxxxx wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:05 am The reefs could get damaged by direct contact with the bikini fabric. Those girls should have at least had the environmental awareness to remove their clothes before taking such photos.
Herein lies the real crime!
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