Samut Songkhram releases rescued giant stingray back to river

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Samut Songkhram province has released a giant stingray, the lone survivor of an industrial pollution incident last year, back into its natural habitat after months of intensive care.

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Governor Kanchat Tansatian returned the 120-kilogram stingray, nicknamed “Amphawa” back to the Mae Klong River today. Mr. Kanchat asked all sectors to help conserve the environment.

Amphawa was among the 46 stingrays that fell victim to water pollution in October last year. She, along with a pregnant female, were transported to the Samut Songkhram Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre for treatment. It took her four months to recover. The other female succumbed to a miscarriage on February 13th.

The Samut Songkhram Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre also released 100,000 silver barbs and seven-striped barbs into the river to increase fish stocks.