Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sea Grass

Sea Grass will feed shrimp and other sea creatures

On Thursday morning, July 23RD, 50 student volunteers from Pattaya City schools, Khun Umnat, Department of Environmental Ouality Promotion from Pattaya City Hall, Teachers, Gerry Rasmus aka KOTO, One of the keepers of the ocean and MaLee planted over 400 sea grasses at Thong Kata Bay in Naklua. The students came to protect and enhance the marine environment and coastline. Thong Kata bay is a very important resource, as there is no access there for tourists, and the conditions of the sea, soil and sand in the area is mostly suitable for planting the sea grasses. This is the first marine area in Pattaya that has been planted. Sea grass is an aquatic plant, and its foliage is a food and home for crab, shrimp and other sea creatures. Furthermore, the sea grass also holds the sediments and soil together, which prevents underwater erosion.

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