Tags : Bleaching


Thailand takes measure to combat coral bleaching

Thailand Officials have announced they will increase their enforcement of environment-protection laws in order to protect their coral reefs from bleaching. Chinese and Russian tourists are at the forefront of these crack-downs as it was outlined that Phuket tours involving the Chinese and Russians have been a big contributor to their coral bleaching crisis. Class […]Read More


Coral bleaching found in many spots

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 […]Read More


Severe coral bleaching threatens popular Phi Phi dive spots

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 […]Read More


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 […]Read More


Phuket coral reef recovers from coral bleaching

RANONG, Oct 12 – About ten per cent of the coral reefs along Thailand’s Andaman coast have recovered following previous incidents of higher sea temperatures causing coral bleaching. Local official Chairat Tipsarn of the Coastal and Marine Resources Department office, responsible for Thailand’s Andaman coast in Phuket, Pang-nga, and Ranong provinces, said the latest survey […]Read More


Trat closes 3 islands indefinitely for coral rehabilitation

TRAT, Feb 23 – This eastern Thai province has announced the closure of three islands indefinitely after over 90 per cent of their coral reefs are experiencing coral bleaching and have died from global warming, according to local officials. Chalerm Glinnimnuan, chief of Mu Ko Chang National Park, said the announcement applies to only three […]Read More


Coral Bleaching in Thailand and Closure of Dive Spots

For ages, Southern Thailand has been globally renowned for its sand beaches and magnificent coral reefs, attracting several millions of international tourists each year. Now, such national reputation could be in jeopardy after severe bleaching of corals was found in 2010. Important dive spots have thus been closed to rescue the marine lives. The coloration […]Read More


Illegal fishing boats depletes fish in Similan Islands

In light of recent stories regarding the coral bleaching at Similan Islands and other areas of southern Thailand, I want to bring to the world media’s attention a problem that may have even more severe consequences for the future of Similan National Park. The problem is illegal fishing within the marine park and the plight […]Read More