Our articles are written by resident and guest researchers, interns and other great people. We try to sort them into relevant categories – generally into Research | Current Projects| Science and Musings.
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Big Science | little words
Our research projects explained in a semi-comprehensive way, avoiding jargon and general geekiness.
Ines Stuhldreier (MSc, PhD candidate) In 2012 I had the pleasure to spend 4 months on the beautiful island Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, to enjoy the stunning under-water-world, hang out on tropical beaches, meet awesome people, eat looooots of good Thai food,...read more
As part of my diploma thesis, I joined the CORE-SEA-Team from February to May 2011. Rapidly increasing tourist numbers in the area of the lower Gulf of Thailand, accompanied with water pollution, overexploitation of marine resources and disturbances by dive...read more
Hauke Schwieder, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (2011, edited in 2014) In "little" Words A lot of nutrients can be bad for slow growing corals. Their "arch-enemy", algae, love it and they use it to grow even faster than usual. Like weeds in your garden...read more
The state of eutrophication and overfishing in the Samui Archipelago, lower Gulf of Thailand Eike Schoenig1, Hauke Schwieder2, Susanne Pusch2, Panthanee Pengsakghun3, Kai Vetter4, Emma Shaw3 1: CORE sea, Thailand; 2: Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology,...read more
After we posted the article about the history of the Gulf of Thailand (read here), we were asked a couple of very good questions. The questions are quite fundamental and philosophical in nature, but let's see if we can get them sorted. When were there 100% living...read more
Welcome to the Gulf of Thailand, which covers roughly 320,000 square-km, connecting Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia with the South China Sea, and ultimately the pacific ocean. You’ve come to visit a rather peculiar body of water. The Gulf is very young and...read more
Opinions | Musings
Opinions, full of jargon and general geekiness.
A guest article by Hektor Schroeder, republished by permission from the Nerd Herd® Good morning, Friend, I hope this article finds you well! I'm in a bit of a funny mood this morning, because I just realized that my previous "lifestyle" has been quite damaging to this...read more
A guest article by Hektor Schroeder, republished by permission from the Nerd Herd® G'day friend, how are you today? I'm pretty well myself, the sunshine is reflecting from the leafs of the coconut-trees in the garden, there is a mild breeze, and the sound of yoga...read more
A guest article by Hektor Schroeder, republished by permission from the Nerd Herd® EARTH 5.9 septillion kilograms of igneous rock, rocketing at break-neck speed around a blinding nuclear furnace. 71% of Earth’s surface is covered with water, which makes the name Earth...read more
A guest article by Hektor Schroeder, republished by permission from the Nerd Herd® Good day Lovers of the ocean, Should you be unlucky enough to work in the broad field of marine conservation, be it by working as a dive instructor, photographer or dive school owner,...read more
A guest article by Hektor Schroeder, republished by permission from the Nerd Herd® BIG FISH, BIG FISH! Chances are, that you will hear this cry reverberating through the villages of Koh Phangan, should you ever be here. If you’re somewhere else, you probably just...read more
Hello there, seafood-aficionado (or bored friend), Don’t worry, you’re safe here. You’ve received a lot of flak from the media lately, overfished oceans, non-sustainable aquacultures etc.. But please keep in mind that this is perpetrated from the same sources as...read more
News | Conservation
Blogs and articles about current conservation projects
Remember Yertle the Turtle? A few weeks ago we were unfortunate enough to meet. Yertle got her left flipper in a net, and was delivered to CORE sea, by the caring crew of Sail Rock Divers. Together with Phangan Animal Care (PAC) and the Veterinarian in Ban Tai, we...read more