The Gulf of Thailand was subjected to a necessary clean up following the discovery of a massive mound of floating garbage.
A one kilometre long pile of rubbish was spotted floating towards the island of Koh Talu on Sunday. Everything from plastic bags and bottles to foam boxes was present in the floating swill.
Volunteers from the Siam Marine Rehabilitation Foundation amongst others were on the scene to remove the waste from the water to the mainland so that it could be disposed of.
It is thought that the problem occurred when waste from the mainland was washed into the sea during heavy rainfall.
Credit has to be given to those who reacted so quickly to clean up the mess out at sea before any serious damage was done to marine animals and sea birds.