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    condition of Thai coral reefs

    viewed a show the other evening about the condition of the oceans & coral reefs around the world.
    From the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Barrier Reef pollution is damaging this resource.
    local pollution & agricultural run off are responsible for the coral degradation.
    Fertilizer is a big issue .. Huge 'dead zone' at the mouth of the Mississippi due to agricultural run off.

    what are the reefs like in the andaman sea? Is any of Thailand actually on the andaman sea?
    straits of malaca? would include Krabi & perhaps Phi Phi.
    Gulf of Thailand?
    I have always avoided Pattaya's water & never been to Samui.

    Phuket's water seems to be rather clean, but I doubt one can see excess potassium.

    I'd hate to see an analysis of the Chao Praya's water .. I do not eat prawns in Bkk because of the prawn farms in the Chao Praya's flood plain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreigner View Post

    what are the reefs like in the andaman sea? Is any of Thailand actually on the andaman sea?
    straits of malaca? would include Krabi & perhaps Phi Phi.
    Gulf of Thailand?
    have you ever actually looked at a map before posting?

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    king, you actually motivated me to deactivate my forum membership. You are not a person I would want to deal with .. ever.
    .. but i enjoy the sunday email..

    & some wonder why many thai do not like farangs.
    I'd throw you out of MY tuk tuk in a heart beat.
    where's the tuk tuk mafia when you need them?

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    ^ bit bloody sensitive mate.

    & some wonder why many thai do not like farangs.
    I'd throw you out of MY tuk tuk in a heart beat.
    where's the tuk tuk mafia when you need them?
    erm, u saying u R thai? and drive a tuk tuk or just being all symbolic like?

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    Most of the areas I have snorkelled around Thailand have been disappointing, due to coral damage or poor visibility

    however, if you get well away from pollution, like the Andaman dive areas, it can be good

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    post .. I've got to get to 10 to link to the encarta map

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    i will post a link to the map
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    encarta map

    i more

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    Map of Strait of Malacca (strait), Indian Ocean - World Atlas - MSN Encarta

    now I can stop from posting.

    attacks by kethoy dummies is not what i am here for
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    kingwilly aussie legend

    a legend, much like a kethoy is a woman

    baht to grass hoppers you be >>fill in<< in person
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    ^ LOL. your acting like a little girl having a sook.

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    Numb-nuts, I was talking about this little gem.....

    Quote Originally Posted by foreigner View Post
    Is any of Thailand actually on the andaman sea?



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    and how does he know you are a katoey KW?

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    ^ honestly not sure, it might have been because i let him feel me up the other nite in Nana plaza.....

    but i'm more interested in what he means here...

    Quote Originally Posted by knob jockey
    baht to grass hoppers you be >>fill in<< in person
    BTW just checked Striat of Malacca......

    The Strait of Malacca is a narrow, 805 km (500 mile) stretch of water between Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
    so they aint on Thailand anyway ....

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    not as clear cut as dopey implied
    & my original post " straits of malaca? would include Krabi & perhaps Phi Phi."

    the statement of the post "Krabi" is verified by the 2 maps
    could not post links due to low post count .. see next post
    & perhaps Phi Phi as well .. per my post
    the "any of thailand on the andaman?" was posed as a question.
    a question mark demonstrates that the poster does not know.

    & phuket >> rayong on the Andaman as per these 2 maps is not 100&#37; clear cut ..
    thus a legitimate question was posed.
    both maps show the strait to extend past the northern end of sumatra.

    ok cartographers, where does the strait end? latitude.



    Thailand occupies the northern Malay Pennesula
    where does the Malay
    Pennesula end .. Isthmus of Kra? (for dopey, a question mark indicates the poster does not know!)

    a kethoy is one who pretends to be what it is not
    I posted, " a legend, much like a kethoy is a woman"

    dopey is to legend
    as
    kethoy is to woman

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    another map: http://www.chinapage.org/map/malacca.gif

    & my from original post " straits of malaca? would include Krabi & perhaps Phi Phi."

    2 maps show krabi to definately be on the strait
    in both, phi phi / Phuket appear to be on the strait

    the "any of thailand on the andaman?" was posed as a question.
    a question mark demonstrates that the poster does not know.

    & phuket >> rayong on the Andaman as per these 2 maps is not 100&#37; clear cut ..
    ok cartographers, where does the strait end? what latitude?

    sumatra definately acts as a barrier island to indian ocean currents for the entire western coast of the thai south
    Indian Ocean Wavewatch III (Stormsurf)

    & why the swells are better the further north on the thai coast one goes.
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    Foreigner, mate I'd have a bit of a look on Google Earth - Google Earth

    They have shitloads of layers on there now, and you'll easily find good dive site info for Thailand on there. It also quite good for finding reefs and info on how to get to them. I'd check it out if you have time.

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    condition of Thai coral... 29-02-2008 03:55 PM terry57 55555. fok mate, he did'nt last long did he? 55555
    nah mate he didnt, that was a full on dummy spit!

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    Yes I was wondering if he ever followed my suggestion to have a gander on Google Earth. Bloody muppet.


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    Just a follow up to this thread.

    Thailand was hammered in the Nineties with global warming, cyclone Gay in the Gulf, coral bleaching, dynamite fishing , over fishing, dive boats dropping anchors on coral, the Coral never had a chance. Its was a disaster.

    Then after things picked up a tad the tsunami roared over the Andaman destroying a shit load .

    Anyway,

    I'm very pleased to report that the Coral around Koh Tao has made a spectacular come back over the last decade and there are some extensive gardens of stag coral .

    Also a large variety of fish life to be had.

    Go check it out, great place to take your kids as well.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Was up in the Similans earlier this year Terry. Can happily report that what I saw there and at Richeliu Rock looked pretty healthy.

    Could have something with the area being a national park though.

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    National park? Like that ever meant anything in Thailand apart from charging a fee for entering.
    Koh Samet? Koh Pipi? They are "national parks" too and about to sink into the ocean by the sheer weight of all the bungalow operations and their guests.

    I was at the Similan in december last year on a 3 days liveaboard.
    I found that coral bleeching was massive and alarming.
    And the number of tourists (like myself) going there were off the scale.

    Sail Rock Island (no. 8) was rat infested like you wouldn`t believe it, unless you were so unfortunate to have to spend a night there among heaps of russians who seemed to be the only guests bold enough to spend a night here.
    Entire camp area stank of piss and it was generally a health risk to spend any amount of time here.

    I saw diving boat flushing their septic tank right on the diving sites, my own vessel included.

    Water visibility was good, though, and the marine biodiversity fair, albeit in small numbers compared to what I have seen elsewhere.

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    ^

    Yes, its so hard to keep a handle on things when so many visitors Visit the Andaman Sea.

    No answer really unless the Thai Government put a cap on the people visiting.

    That wont happen though as its all about the dollars EH.

    Also must remember the dive season is short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator View Post
    National park? Like that ever meant anything in Thailand apart from charging a fee for entering.
    Koh Samet? Koh Pipi? They are "national parks" too and about to sink into the ocean by the sheer weight of all the bungalow operations and their guests.
    im of to phi phi island next month, I've been on a bit of a diet though, Hope my bungalow can handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    ^

    Yes, its so hard to keep a handle on things when so many visitors Visit the Andaman Sea.

    No answer really unless the Thai Government put a cap on the people visiting.

    That wont happen though as its all about the dollars EH.

    Also must remember the dive season is short.
    How about this for an idea:


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