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Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Surveys the Population of Rare Marine animals and Finds Dolphins and Bryde's whale

The Director-General of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment have expressed concern for the Rare marine animal population has ordered the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources to Accelerate research and survey the status and health of rare marine animals throughout the country.

Which went into the survey area followed this time by the Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center of the Upper Gulf of Thailand. The survey was carried out on January 22 - 26, 2024, Officials boarded the survey boat to use Unmanned aerial vehicle technology to increase survey efficiency from surveying rare and endangered marine animals in the upper Gulf of Thailand.

Found 3 rare marine animals, including 6 Bryde's whales, along the coast of Samut Songkhram province and Phetchaburi province Distance from shore 7 - 21 kilometers, along with 28 Irrawaddy Dolphins, along the coast of Samut Sakhon province and Phetchaburi province distance from shore 0.4 - 7 kilometers and 3 Finless Porpoise Dolphins on the coast of Samut Sakhon province and Bangkok distance from shore: 7 - 21 kilometers.

Veterinarians then examined the health of the discovered Bryde's whales. found to have Normal breathing rates and quality of breathing, their physical fitness is good, and tattoo skin disease was found on the skin of 3 Bryde's whales. Veterinarians will continue to monitor the health of these rare marine animals.

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