The Royal Thai Marines released marine life into the sea and planted coral to honor HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the auspicious occasion of her birthday.
Top officers joined Sattahip District Chief Noraset Sritapatso, scuba divers, and teachers from Chanthaburi at Toey Ngam Beach for the April 2 merit-making event.
Naval officers release turtles and other marine life into the sea.
Navy officials said that the Princess had worked tirelessly to help the Thai people and supported environmental natural resources conservation.
They said Toey Ngam Beach, under navy jurisdiction, consistently has been rated five stars by the Ministry of Interior due to its upkeep. The release of marine animals and planting of coral will help continue that tradition, they said.