Coral bleaching found in many spots

Staghorn coral (Acropora grandis)

Staghorn coral (Acropora grandis). Photo: Nick Hobgood.

BANGKOK, 22 May 2016 (NNT) – Marine and Coastal Resources Department found that 80 percent of coral reefs, mainly hump corals, began bleaching after sea temperature has reaches 32 degrees Celsius.

Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center Director Pinsak Surassavadee quoted the International Scientific Organization that coral bleaching in Thailand this year is likely to be more severe than in 2010, which recorded one of the worst cases of coral bleaching.

National News Bureau of Thailand

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