I ndependent marine biologists and government agencies charged with supervising the clean-up of last month's estimated 50,000 litre PTT oil spill in Rayong are at odds over the impact the slick has already had on marine life.
RECLAIMING PARADISE: Above and below right, boats remove oil-drenched waste from Ao Phrao beach on Koh Samet. The beach is returning to normal after extensive an extensive clean-up operation. PHOTOS: THITI WANNAMONTHA
Thon Thamrongnawasawat, chief of the Department of Marine Science of the Faculty of Fisheries of Kasetsart University, said he and his team had dived in waters around Koh Samet to inspect shallow-water coral reefs, where the coral are not as thick as in the deep sea.
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