On March 21st, 2015, a group of marine scientists along with the help of Scubafish dive teams and volunteers will release 200 Western Clownfish into the Ko Haa Lagoon.
The Clownfish Release Project is generously funded by the owner of Pimalai Resort and Spa, Khun Anurat Tiyaphorn. The actual research is lead by Dr. Thorn Thamrongnawasawat, Head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Kasetsart University and supported by the Thai Department of Fisheries.
This year The Clownfish Release is on Saturday 22nd March 2014 and Scubafish are delighted to be supporting ‘The Clownfish Release Project 2014,’ organised by Pimalai Resort and Spa.
The event will be held at the beautiful islands of Ko Haa. It will be slightly different this year, as the Clownfish are going to be released at Ko Haa Lagoon and unlike previous years, they will be released into shallower waters. They will be released at a depth of 5 metres to allow participants who are non-divers to view all of the action.
The Clownfish Release Video 2013 event took place on 30th March 2013 onboard MY Pimalai 8, MV Maya 2 and MV Moskito.
This year marks the ninth year that leading Thailand marine scientist Dr. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Kasetsart University and his team of marine scientists have volunteered their expertise to assist in the Clownfish Release Project which is supported by the Thai Department of Fisheries.
Scubafish are excited to be supporting ‘The Clownfish Release Project 2013,’ organised by Pimalai Resort and Spa. The event will be held on the 30th March 2013 at Ko Haa and will be the 9th year that the project has taken place.
The Clownfish Release Project is generously funded by Khun Anurat Tiyaphorn, the owner of Pimalai Resort and Spa. The research is headed by Dr. Thorn Thamrongnawasawat, Head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Kasetsart University and his team of marine scientists, and is supported by the Thai Department of Fisheries.
Scubafish is participating in several events this year as part of the 2008 International Clean Up Day Activities in association with Project AWARE, Greenfins, Green World Foundation and local school children from 7 schools in Ko Lanta.
Ko Lanta is a fairly unusual island in this area, in that it does not have a coral reef around the island. Here in Kantiang Bay, in the South of Ko Lanta, we are one of the only beaches on the island to have any coral reef growth.
Ko Lanta might be famous for its close proximity to the legendary dive sites of Hin Daeng & Hin Muang, and the beauty of Ko Haa, but there is an intrigueing abundance of wildlife much closer to the island’s own shores, a virtual Macro-Paradise in Kantiang Bay.
Recently a friend and I decided to strap on a couple of tanks and dive the house reef at Kantiang Bay on the south west of Ko Lanta. We geared up and swam out from the beach about 100 yards sticking to the North Western coastline.
It was my second dive on the House Reef at Kan Tiang Bay and I was on a mission to spot a robust ghost pipefish in the muck of the bay. We set off at 11.30 am and blessed with the high tide we managed to swim easily all the way around the right hand…