The endangered mammal was the third dead Dugong reported in the southern province this year.

Thailand: Female Dugong’s death ‘caused by illness’
By Methee Muangkaew, 14th July 2017;

A female Dugong found on a beach in Kan Tang district this week later died as a result of various ailments, veterinarians said Thursday.

The endangered mammal was the third dead Dugong reported in the southern province this year.

A forensic examination revealed the mammal was about 50 years old, weighed around 300kg and was suffering from various chronic ailments, veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre said.

The symptoms included lung infections, swollen lymph nodes, parasitic infections in the air passage and the nose, a well as inflammation of the intestines, womb, ovaries and urinary bladder, said Prachuap Khosarat, director of the marine resources conservation section at the Seventh Marine and Coastal Resources Administration Office in Trang.

The Dugong’s intestines contained gas that caused the body to swell and float before being washed ashore in Ban Pak Khlong Ban Phrao in tambon Koh Libong on Tuesday, he said.

The Dugong wasn’t pregnant as was first suspected, he added.

Although it was still alive when it was found on the beach, the Dugong appeared very sick and frail, according to Mr Prachuap.

Despite attempts by a veterinary team to save its life, the animal died after an operation that took around 15 hours.

The team did everything it could to save the animal, Mr Prachuap said.

Source: Bangkok Post

A large male Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) was found dead on the shore in Trang. Weighing 92 kilograms, and 216 centimetres in length, it is thought to have been killed by stormy weather conditions.

Source: Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) of Thailand Facebook

Saroj Khamnarong shows dead fish from the polluted canal.
Photo: Methee Muangkaew

Thailand: Fish dying in polluted Trang canal
By Methee Muangkaew, 21st December 2015;

Large numbers of fish have died, with others clearly dying, in a heavily polluted canal at a village in tambon Na Muang Phet in Sikao district of Trang province, residents said.

Villagers living along Khlong Angthong said the fish began to die on Sunday evening. The canal smells foul, from both the polluted water and the dead fish.

They believed rubber-processing factories along the canal had discharged untreated water into the water.

Saroj Khamnarong, 41, a resident, said the pollution has damaged the eco-system.

With the average price of rubber only 3 baht per kilogramme, the villagers rely heavily on fish from local waterways for their livelihood. Now even that is being denied them, he said.

Source: Bangkok Post

The dead catfish appears to be an Asian Red-tailed Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckioides).