Image Courtesy: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Warming sea bleaching corals around Phang-nga’s Tachai Island

Corals around Tachai Island, in the Similan Islands Nation Park off the southern province of Phang-nga, are bleaching due to the rising temperature of the sea water. Paisan Boonsawat, chief…

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Rare Manta rays found around Thailand’s Rok Islands

People snorkelling in the waters surrounding the Rok Islands in the Andaman Sea, off Thailand’s southern province of Trang, have sighted Manta Rays, a vulnerable species and the largest type…

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Thailand’s Similan Islands reopen with limited tourist numbers allowed

Mu Koh Similan National Park, in the southern province of Phang-nga, has reopened to tourists under its “new normal” measures, with no more than 3,850 visitors allowed per day. The…

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Rare Omura’s whale sighted near Similan Islands, Phang-nga province

An Omura’s whale (Balaenoptera omurai), a rare and little known whale species, has been sighted by a Thai tour guide and tourists swimming in the sea near Miang Island, in…

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No overnight accommodation on Similan Islands as of October 9

Concern over degradation of coral reefs and the marine ecology of the Similan Islands caused by polluted water discharged into the sea, has prompted the Department of National Parks, Wildlife…

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