Widespread coral bleaching forces the closure of areas around Phi Phi islands

Several areas in the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will be closed to tourists from June 30, after it was discovered that almost all the coral and sea anemone have bleached.

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Yutthapong Dumsrisuk, chief of the national park, said that devastating bleaching has been reported in Loh Ba Kao Bay, Viking Cave and Pi Leh Bay, where it has affected almost 100% of the corals and sea anemone, with the situation deteriorating further.

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By Thai PBS World

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