Mass stranding of jellyfishes along Von Napa and Bang Saen Beaches in Chonburi Province. Four species of jellyfishes have been identified: Edible Jellyfish (Rhopilema hispidum), Lobonema smithii, Versuriga anadyomene and White-spotted Jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata).
The carcass of a large Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). It was estimated to be around 30 years old, was 120 centimetres long and 80 centimetres wide, and weighed 60 kilograms. It had a large injury on the shell that suggests it had been struck by the propellor of a boat.
March 29,2015; at 2.00 p.m., the journalists of Pattaya city were informed that there was an accident involving a big Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) which had been killed by a car in front of Chalerm Phra Kiat King Bhumibol Forestry Plantation on Khao Chee Chan – 331 road, Tambon Na Jom Tian, Amphur Sattahip, Chon Buri province, so they rushed to inspect at scene.
At the scene on a steep hill in the middle of the road they found the body of a male Long-tailed Macaque aged approximately 5-6 years old. The journalists assumed that it had been dead for half an hour therefore the journalists and some local people buried it in the woods next to the road.
Upon questioning Mr. Surasak Anumethangkul (Head of the Training Centre of the Forest Conservation Department) revealed that there are approximately 1,000 Long-tailed Macaques that live in the 2 forests between the Chalerm Phra Kiat King Bhumibol Forestry Plantation and Non-Hunting Area of Khao Chee On. He also said that the monkeys like to cross the road and many had been killed in the past by cars so they had put ladders up in the air which were suspended from the trees which they used to cross the road without putting themselves in danger. But the problem is that people are still feeding the monkeys so they come down to the side of the road and sometimes get hit by speeding cars so he would like to ask people not to feed them and also to reduce their speed whilst passing through the area so not to put the monkeys in any further danger.
Thailand: Appeal to reduce Monkey Deaths close to Pattaya Silverlake
30th March 2015;
An appeal has begun to increase awareness of the many monkey deaths which are occurring close to the Silverlake area, on the outskirts of Pattaya, where over 1,000 Monkeys are thought to live in forested areas.
On Sunday Afternoon we visited the area and spotted a dead monkey on the side of Highway 331 in Kow Chi Chan close to Silverlake in the Na-Jomtien area. It was clear that the monkey had just died and appeared to be feeding at the time of its demise.
Local Authorities are appealing for motorists and members of the public not to feed the monkeys close to the roads as it teaches them that food is available close to the highway which can lead to accidents as monkeys go in search of their next meal.
Compounding the problem is the release of unwanted pet monkeys in the area which are not used to living in the wild and are generally not accepted by groups of wild monkeys, forcing them to search for food away from the forested areas.
A giant sea turtle washed ashore on South Pattaya’s Yim Yom Beach, the victim of an apparent run-in with a boat.
Thailand: Dead turtle washes ashore in South Pattaya
By Theerarak Suthathiwong, 8th August 2014;
The carcass of a giant sea turtle washed ashore on South Pattaya’s Yim Yom Beach, the victim of an apparent run-in with a boat.
The corpse of the turtle, which was about 30 years old and weighed 50 kg., was found by a Russian tourist and dragged ashore, at which time authorities were called, said Janthiporn Sirimongkol, 51, a vendor at the Pratamnak Hill beach.
The turtle showed signs of several injuries and part of its hard shell was missing.