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Severe coral bleaching threatens popular Phi Phi dive spots

Phi Phi Lay island, Thailand

PHUKET: Coral bleaching is rife in Phi Phi national park – the worst ever recorded in Thailand – alarmed conservation officials reported yesterday.

Many varieties of coral have been affected by the bleaching, which is due to the sea temperature rising to between 31 to 35 degrees Celsius, said an official from the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).

Read more: Phuket Gazette

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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