On April 22nd 2011, there were over million little creatures stranded on the beach of Karon. This caused worries with the locals there, as if the creatures were little lobsters, there would possibly be a disaster after. The villagers believe that the little lobsters stranded on the beach were a sign of a coming marine disaster.
The case was reported to biologists, who after taking samples to the laboratory, informed that the creatures were a kind if crab. However, it might take while to check what type of crab they are, and that this was not reason to believe a disaster was forthcoming.