The Mekong River continues to dry up. ‘Pla Wa Na No’, a rare fish that will only be found once in 20 years. Appears to eat seaweed | MATICHON ONLINE

The Mekong River continues to dry up. ‘Pla Wa Na No’, a rare fish that will only be found once in 20 years. Appears to eat seaweed | MATICHON ONLINE
The Mekong River continues to dry up. ‘Pla Wa Na No’, a rare fish that will only be found once in 20 years. Appears to eat seaweed | MATICHON ONLINE
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The Mekong River continues to dry up. The latest one is less than 2 meters tall. A rare fish that will only be found once in 20 years. Appears to eat seaweed

On February 20, reporters reported from Bueng Kan Province. Water level in the Mekong River At the point where the water level was measured at Ban Phan Lam, Village No. 2, Wisit Subdistrict, Mueang Bueng Kan District, Bueng Kan Province, today the water level was measured at 1.87 meters, 12.03 meters below the riverbank. The falling water level has also created sandbars in the middle of the Mekong River in many places. still water flows slowly Until algae or algae form around the various islands that occur in the middle of the Mekong River. Especially Don Khai and Don Noi, which are in the area where you have to cross Ban Kai Si, Village No. 6, Kai Si Subdistrict, Mueang Bueng Kan District. Local fishermen from Lao PDR go out in boats to catch fish. and secretly placed fish traps around Don Island until they were able to catch 1 “Pla Wa Na Nor” which is considered to be a very rare fish found in more than 20 years and tied it to a boat on the island. Don Khai Thai local fishermen After hearing the news, I went to look and found that it was actually a horn-faced fish. Weighing approximately 3 kilograms, this fish is rare and close to extinction. which tried to buy but the people of Lao PDR did not sell

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From Wikipedia information Wa fish It has a distinctive feature: The fish has grown to adulthood. Especially the male The head has obvious bumps and pimple-like bumps. This is the origin of its name: Thick Lips. It feeds on the water surface and rapids where the water flows rapidly. By munching on algae or algae. Classified as a fish in the carp family (Cyprinidae).

Live along large rivers in the country such as the Chao Phraya River, Mekong River, and Salween River. In Kanchanaburi Province this type of fish is called “Sesame Fish” and in Isaan language it is called “Wa Suang”. Currently, it is hard to find in nature. But can now be cultivated and propagated. The meat is delicious and is popularly cooked fresh and raised as a beautiful fish. which is quite rare

The reporter further reported that But at the area of ​​the Thai Friendship Bridge construction project – No. 5 Bueng Kan – Bolikhamsai Construction company Both the Thai side and the Lao PDR side returned to work with greater ease after the water level receded. Both sides began rushing to bring machinery to the construction site. Pour cement to cast pieces in the shape of all 4 bridge piers to make the bridge piers. take shape The construction of the bridge across the Mekong River on the Thai side is 68.663% complete and the bridge work on the Mekong River on the Lao PDR side is 74.800% complete. The contract will end on September 3, 2024.

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