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Photo of the day

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This photo by Phraisohn Siripool in today's Bangkok Post is getting a lot of interest from our readers. What are they? Read this very short story and find out. 

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Note: I just found out that Jarin Sawanboonchun, mentioned in the story, has her PhD in Aquaculture, so she definitely knows what she is talking about.

Photos by Phraisohn Siripool


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Photo of the day

Thousands of jellyfish are swarming near Trat’s coast near Ratchakarun beach in Muang district. They are hungry and they are there to feed on plankton swept in during the rainy season. The local people say the colourful jellyfish always visit the coast during this time of the year.

Jarin Sawanboonchun wrote to the Bangkok Post learning Facebook page to say that this type of jellyfish is not edible. She should know because she comes from Thaimai district of Chantaburi, next to Trat, where edible jellyfish are a big business.

"The edible jellyfish's wet weight is normally 5 Kg and it has a heavy and thick body," she explained.

As for the ones in the photo, stay out of the water if you see them. "The poison is not that bad, but it makes you itchy!"

There are more than 200 different kinds of jellyfish, incidentally.

aquaculture – the growing of plants in water for food การปลูกพืชและเลี้ยงสัตว์ใต้น้ำ, เกษตรกรรมใต้น้ำ
swarm – to go to a place in large numbers แห่กันไป
coast – an area of land beside the sea ชายฝั่ง
plankton – the very small forms of plant and animal life that live in water แพลงก์ตอน, สิ่งมีชีวิตขนาดเล็กมากในน้ำ
sweep (past form: swept) –to move something or someone with powerful force  พัดพาเอาไป
local – in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about  ท้องถิ่น
edible – fit or suitable to be eaten; not poisonous  ซึ่งกินได้
thick – having a larger distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal หนา
itchy – having an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch; to make your skin feel like this คัน
incidentally – used for adding related but less important information to what has just been said or for suddenly introducing a new subject  อีกประการหนึ่ง

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