Marine life is making a comeback in the wake of reduced human activity as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reported that four dugongs, four dolphins, and eight sea turtles have been spotted in the waters of Hat Chao Mai National Park.
The areas at Yong Lam Beach, Yong Ling Beach, and Ko Muk have witnessed a quick return of wildlife due to the abundance of undisturbed seagrass – a result of reduced activity from boats.
The dugongs were spotted between Yong Lam Beach and Ko Muk, the sea turtles between Yong Lam Beach and Ko Muk Bridge, and the dolphins just off Yong Ling Beach.
The return of sea life to the area is one of the few upsides occurring from the lockdowns caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
Last year, a total of 185 dugongs were spotted off the coast of Trang which is the largest habitat for marine creatures in Thailand.