Rawai Beach, Phuket, Thailand. 2010
Coral washed ashore during the Tsunami of 2004 in Phuket can still be seen 5 years later along the shoreline at shallow water.
The overturned corals cause a hazard to local fishing boats especially during the rough seas of the Monsoon Season, but in a more positive way, they provide a breeding ground or shelter for various species of marine life.
At Rawai Beach, Phuket, Thailand, new coral can be seen growing in places where there was no coral before. Small corals are visible during low water scattered among the debris of broken coral damaged by the tsunami.