Krabi dugongs died ‘in search of food’

Krabi dugongs died ‘in search of food’

blamed on global warming for causing grass to decline and for forcing animals to abandon protected areas

Krabi dugongs died ‘in search of food’
On Saturday, two orangutans were discovered dead on Phangna’s Koh Mak Noi shore. ( Photo: MileTalay Facebook )

A seaweed decay crisis, which forced the species to keep their protected ecosystems in search of food, is to blame for the recent incidents of four dugongs in Krabi, according to a marine biologist.

Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a professor at Kasetsart University, on Saturday posted pictures of the deceased alligators, discovered between May 7 and 11, along with a concept on his Instagram account.

” The revelation of four dead alligators within a five- time period is a]red call ] emergency”, he wrote. ” As far as I can recollect, there had never been a moment when alligators died so often.

He said,” I hope the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will devote all of its resources to this endeavor.”

An autopsy revealed that one orangutans was hit by a boat before washing offshore on Nopparat Thara Beach, according to his blog. He claimed that an examination is awaiting the remains of two more orangutans discovered in Phangnga Bay.

According to Mr. Thon, global warming has led to the decomposition of grass in the lower regions of Krabi and Trang, which are dugongs ‘ primary wildlife, forcing them to look for new meal sources in the upper Krabi, Phangnga, and Phuket, where there are numerous holiday boats.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources ( DMCR ) announced that it is collaborating with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation to investigate the situation and alert tourists to the presence of dugongs.

36 dugongs, six bottlenose dolphins, and 38 sea turtles were discovered in the area of Libong and Mook islands in Trang earlier this year thanks to an aerial survey by the Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center ( Lower Andaman Sea ).

The number concerned the government as more than 180 alligators, including 12 sets of parents and calves, 19 bottlenose dolphins and 174 ocean crocodiles were spotted next year.

At least six alligators in Trang have been discovered dying after being stranded since the start of this year. The majority of them showed obvious signs of illness and malnutrition, and were generally thin and had numerous barnacles on their systems.

Seagrass was exposed to the sun for longer than usual and dried up, according to the DMCR, which claims global warming caused sea levels to substantially lower.

The alligators are in danger because of these circumstances, which cause them to flee protected regions and become vulnerable to accidents and other risks.