Furore over sea-walking abuses – Tourists kill coral, marine life

Furore over sea-walking abuses - Tourists kill coral, marine life; officials urged to bring business under control - The Nation, February 18, 2006
[The local papers continue their practice of always including wrong urls. The correct address is talaythai.com.]
... Concern about sea walking arose after a commentary by a tourist was put on a website called Taleythai.com. The observer wrote she had witnessed a sea walking guide at Koh Larn damaging corals and sea animals to entertain tourists.
She said she was shocked by the guide who fed bread to fish and put them in plastic bags for tourists to take home.
The guide also struck sea urchins, urged tourists to touch giant clams and hold sea anemones as they posed for photographs...
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