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Explore the seagrass of Ban Ko Tiab, Ao Thung Maha, fully recovered

On September 13th, 2022, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources by Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center, Central Gulf of Thailand. Follow-up on the rehabilitation of seagrass at Ban Ko Tiab, Ao Thung Maha, Pathio District, Chumphon Province, planted in 2019 according to the Integrated Seagrass Restoration Project in all sectors. It was found that the seagrass had a survival rate of about 90% with very good growth.

There is good development of leaves and roots. The leaf length is about 60-100 cm. The average leaf width is 2 cm. There are quite a several flowers and fruits found saplings from seeds. when sampling aquatic animals With nets over the banks, 11 species of fish were found, the dominant species being Ponyfish, and 18 species of fish were collected, one type of crab, and one type of shellfish, the predominant species being Emperor and Bartail flathead.

Its temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, salinity 34 ppt. Acidity and alkalinity 8.2, depth 1.2-1.7 m., and transparency 60 cm. The samples were collected for quantitative analysis of benthic marine animals. The amount of organic matter in the soil Sediment Particle Size including the amount of carbon in the soil and the collected seagrass fruit is given to the community for further propagation.

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