The “terrible” picture of entering the sea, accompanied by a disgusting smell, worried vacationers in Thailand. The sea on some popular beaches in the resort province of Krabi turned out to be unsuitable for swimming due to the large number of blooming seaweed.
According to the Phuket Express news, a large amount of algae has been found along a kilometer stretch of the famous Ao Nang beach, so tourists are scared to go into the water. The head of the national park, Mrs. Ratchanok Paenoy, hastened to reassure the guests of the country and told the publication that although the entrance to the water looks like a mess, it's just green seaweed and this is a normal phenomenon that occurs every year in the summer. Recall that summer in Thailand lasts from March to May, when the heat is + 35-36 ° C.
Seaweeds end up on the shore due to the high temperature of the sea water and the current. National park staff noted that they collect algae every morning. Flowering sea plants are really not dangerous for swimmers, however, the unpleasant sensation of a slimy substance in contact with the body and the unpleasant smell emanating from algae spoil not only the air, but also the impression of relaxation. According to experts, the algae will disappear by the middle of this month and stop bothering beach tourists.
Earlier in social networks, photos of black water from the popular Patong Beach in Phuket became viral. The swimmers refused to enter the water due to anxiety. Concerned users then called on the relevant authorities to investigate and solve the problem before the images harm Phuket's tourism and undermine the confidence of vacationers in the resort.
Specialists have joined the problem. So, the head of the Phuket Fisheries Department, Sitthiphon Muangsong, told the publication that black water is a plankton bloom, and this is a normal phenomenon that occurs every year in the summer. Sea water turns dark brown, red, green, or black after an increase in algae. However, this will not last long, he assured.
Reference: Krabi is one of the 77 provinces of Thailand, located in the south of the country on the Andaman Sea, which is known for its sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and numerous offshore islands. The beaches of Krabi are regularly included in the tops of the most beautiful in the world. West of Krabi, across a small strait, is the famous island province of Phuket.
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