Black Sleek Looks Like Oil Slick Found On Na Kluea BeachNa Kluea local people found a black sleek that looked like an oil slick was washed up to the seashore in the area of Na Kluea beach. The officers of the Harbour Department rushed to inspect at scene which turned out to be a natural phenomenon.
PATTAYA – April 6,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; the journalists of Pattaya city were notified from the local people that the beach in the Na Kluea bay area, had a black sleek which looked like an oil slick was washed up onto the seashore along Na Kluea beach which ran for approximately 3 kilometers, so they rushed to inspect the scene.
When they arrived at the scene the journalists found that it was during the low tide at the beach behind Moom Aroi Na Kluea restaurant where they saw the restaurant’s employees cleaning the beach, sweeping trash and also noticed a lot of black sleek (which looked like an oil slick that had washed up on the seashore) but after the journalists inspected the beach they found that the black sleek was not an oil slick because the local fishermen in the area were still going to pick various types of shells in the mud during the low tide as usual.
Upon questioning Mr. Ekkarach Khantharo (A Professional Harbour Officer, Harbour Office of Pattaya City) who came to inspect the black sleek at the beach told the journalists that he had questioned the local people and fishermen when he acknowledged that such black sleek was a natural phenomenon which looks like small pieces of twigs or sediment and this phenomenon always occurs every year and usually takes place for approximately 3-4 days then disappears. They also said that this black sleek was not harmful to fishermen and the environment at all. However, Mr. Ekkarach had collected some of the black sleek in order to send them to the related institutions for further inspection to find out the actual cause.