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Thailand Bans Ships From Entering Maya Bay for Coral Reef Restoration

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Thailand has banned ships from entering world-famous Maya Bay due to damaged coral reefs that aren’t recovering as expected.

Maya Bay became the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi Island, Thailand since the movie The Beach was filmed there in 1999. Inside the bay are beaches with soft white sand, underwater colorful coral, exotic fish, and exceptionally clear water.

Unfortunately, excessive tourism has led to the destruction of 50% of the bay’s coral. The main culprit for the damage has been certain chemicals in sunscreen products which have caused the corals to bleach and, in the worst cases, paralyze and kill them. 

Other factors that led to the destruction came from the crowding of boats. “Several thousand litres a day of polluted water are discharged by tourists boats, which also poses a direct threat to the survival of the corals,” Songtham Suksawang, director of the National Park Office, told the Bangkok Post.

Authorities don’t want to close off Maya Bay permanently, but they want to give enough time for coral growth to complete. 

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