Red coral in Koh Tao

Andaman coral reef sites may close


Phuket — After being warned of possible coral bleaching in Thailand as a result of El Nino last year, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources says it is prepared to cope but may be forced to close affected coral reef sites.

The increasing temperatures in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand earlier this month is a sign, said Nalinee Thongtham, the department’s senior fishery biologist.

Read more: Bangkok Post

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN
BANGKOK POST

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