Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Koh Tao Too

Looks like a turtle.
Yes, Koh Tao, not kow-tow (or cow Tao)!  "Koh Tao ("Turtle Island") is an island in Thailand located near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. ... As of 2006 its official population is 1382.  The main settlement is Ban Mae Hat.  The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.  Koh Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape.  Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem." (Wikipedia)   Now you know.

The Good News:  China is buying Italy.