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    Pattaya - Turtles and Sea Cows spotted for the first time

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    Turtles and Sea Cows spotted for the first time in Pattaya and Sattahip.

    Some unusual sightings of marine wildlife now beginning at Sattahip where journalists spotted some unusual creatures enjoying themselves in the waters off of the Sattahip Navy Base. Sea Cows are normally seen in the Andaman Ocean but for the first time ever in this part of Thailand they have been spotted. One possible reason is the abundance of sea grass at the location which is also new to the area and is a popular food for the sea lions. It is believed that a change in average sea temperatures around Sattahip is causing the sea grass to flourish which in turn is attracting the sea lions.
    We now come closer to home and a report of sea turtles which have been spotted in the waters off the North side of Sark Island. It is believed that around 10 turtles have taken up residence at the location and according to a local diving center, the Banzai Dive Center located at the south end of Pattaya Third Road, diving expeditions to the area are now becoming more popular, especially to a site where a decommissioned navy ship was sunk about 4 months ago. It is this new marine environment which is thought to have attracted the turtles to this area.

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    they wont last long - i'm sure some of your workers will catch them and eat them!

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    I think other natives of this country will get to them before my staff get the chance although I am sure I saw stroller and randomchances driving past in a motorbike and sidecar earlier on

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    KARON: A giant leatherback turtle on December 25 laid a nest of 103 eggs on Karon Beach, where a sea turtle has not been sighted laying eggs for more than 10 years.

    Karon Municipality officials had the task of recovering the eggs as local villagers had taken them all in hopes of selling them as a delicacy. All but two broken eggs were recovered and taken to incubate at the Phuket Marine Biology Center (PMBC).

    Karon Deputy Mayor Ittipol Sangkaew explained that the eggs sell for about 60 baht each. “But after we explained to the villagers that we should let the eggs hatch so that the next generation can see real, live sea turtles – not just pictures of them – they agreed to give them back,” he said.

    “I haven’t seen this kind of turtle for 10 years,” K. Ittipol said.

    “The turtle will likely return within the next 10 days to lay another clutch of eggs.

    “Female turtles lay 500 to 600 eggs at different times over the breeding season, so we have posted security guards along the beachfront to protect the eggs and the turtle, and to allow people to watch from a safe distance as she lays her eggs,” he added.

    PMBC Biologist Kanjana Adulyanukosol said that the eggs should hatch in about 60 days.

    “After the eggs hatch we will take care of the hatchlings for about a month before we release them back to sea, which should be at Karon Beach because it is near the open sea,” she said.

    “I’m not sure if all of these eggs are healthy, however, because they were moved by people and may not hatch,” she added. K. Kanjana said that turtles are known to lay eggs at only three beaches in Phuket: Mai Khao Beach, Nai Harn Beach and Karon Beach.
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    we went down to Pattaya to visit a friend, my first time there since the mid 60s, WOW.
    and the friend was driving us down along the beach road and in front a nice hotel there was some street vendors selling drinks from a cart, hell maybe it was the hotels cart, but anyway these 2 very large [lardass] sea cows came off the beach, waddled across thje road and were standing at the cart and both, a redhead [not real] and a Blond [also not real] were wearing teeny bits of cloth that was poking out of the folds in numerous places, guess it was their suits.
    Damn the worst thing I have ever seen, I bet they weighed at least 190KG each, I sure wouldn't want none of then hanging around my hotel.. outta shoot the damn things before the multiply.

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    Lets hope they don't get hit by the twats in the speed boats.

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    OY, shouldn't you be at work? anyway I think a lot of this thread will have to be moved, yet again

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Sea Cows are normally seen in the Andaman Ocean but for the first time ever in this part of Thailand they have been spotted. One possible reason is the abundance of sea grass at the location which is also new to the area and is a popular food for the sea lions.
    So - Sea cows or sea lions????? There is quite a difference!

    Typical sloppy Thai reporting

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    Sea Lions sure don't eat grass either, they eat fish, and attract large White Sharks who in turn eat skin divers, surfers and swimmers.

    So always shoot sea lions and save a fish.

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    Sea Cows are native to the gulf of Thailand, so the reporter is spouting crap.

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