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CLIP 3200

The Asian tsunami: damage to coral reefs

The Asian tsunami: damage to coral reefs
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Key Info
  • The Asian tsunami: damage to coral reefs
  • Duration: 02:04
  • An investigation into the impact of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami on the coral reefs of Phuket Island and the implications for the tourist industry. The tsunami damaged the coral of Phuket Island, Thailand, depositing a lot of debris among the reefs. Removing the debris is a priority for economic recovery, because diving is a major source of income for the local people.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Natural Hazards: Tectonic Activity

  • Keywords: tsunami, Thailand, Phuket, diving, tourism, wave, hazard, earthquake, impacts, devastation, loss, damage, tidal wave, Boxing Day, disaster
Ideas for use in class
  • Consider getting students to examine some of the tourist information websites for Phuket. What references to the tsunami can they find? Students will probably conclude that the tourist industry has fully recovered.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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