Nongprue plants more seagrass in Naklua Bay

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Rayong’s Marine Development and Research Center planted sea grass for a second year in Naklua Bay to stimulate marine life.

Banglamung District Chief Naris Niramaiwong joined officials from the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration at Lan Po Public Park for the April 28 planting of 10,000 Halodule uninervis plants, a common species of sea grass.

Rayong’s Marine Development and Research Center planted sea grass for a second year in Naklua Bay to stimulate marine life.

The objective of the planting – the second since July – was to try and revive sea life and plants in Naklua Bay and stimulate the growth of fish and other marine life. The area was selected by fishermen as a prime breeding ground for larviculture.

It was also a way to encourage residents and tourists not to litter or throw rubbish into the ocean and raise awareness about what they may be harming if they act carelessly.

Naklua Bay was chosen last year as a site for the Rayong center’s “social experiment” since the grasses’ survival rate is quite high, according to the Marine Development and Research Center.