Sattahip residents, celebrities release turtles & fish for HM the King’s birthday

Friday, 16 December 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 50 By  Patcharapol Panrak

The Royal Thai Navy continued its effort to repopulate the Gulf of Thailand’s battered marine ecosystem, again releasing hundreds of turtles and thousands of fish into the wild for HM the King’s birthday.

Marking the start of His Majesty’s 85th year, Vice Adm. Kanat Thongpool, commander of Naval Region 1, led more than 1,000 military, government, police and community representatives in releasing 985 green and Hawksbill turtles and 85,000 fish into the sea at Sattahip’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center.

Among those freeing turtles were Miss Thailand Universe Chansorn Sakornjan and runner-up Khwankwin Thumrongrathseth. Among those freeing turtles were Miss Thailand Universe Chansorn Sakornjan and runner-up Khwankwin Thumrongrathseth.

Among those freeing the juvenile turtles on the beach Dec. 1 were Miss Thailand Universe Chansorn Sakornjan, runner-up Khwankwin Thumrongrathseth, and “Bangkok Traffic Love Story” actress Sirin Howang.

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