Tags : Reef

South

Black-tip reef sharks sighted near Phi-Phi island beaches

A school of black-tip reef sharks has been sighted swimming in knee-deep water around the beaches of Phi-Phi islands, off the southern province of Krabi, causing excitement among conservationists, Even Dr Thorn Thamrongnavasawat, a well-known marine scientist attached to the fishery faculty of Kasetsart University, admitted he was astonished by the sighting of the sharks. […]Read More

Asia

Australian Opposition Leader pledges to save Great Barrier Reef

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten, speaking in Cairns yesterday, pledged an A$500 million fund towards research and programs to help protect Australia’s environmental icon The Great Barrier Reef. Recent surveys indicated coral bleaching has killed more than a third of coral in the Great Barrier Reef’s north and central regions. “All of this”, said Mr […]Read More

News

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

News

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

Phuket tour operators targeted for damaging reefs

PHUKET: Officials have sworn to take action against boat operators dropping anchor on live corals in popular Phuket day-trip destinations such as Koh Racha Yai, after a video showing an anchor destroying the fragile marine environment surfaced online last week. “I was notified by the Go Eco Phuket team about the problem. I will issue […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket coral restoration begins as seawalking continues

PHUKET: Marine officers and volunteer divers who headed to Khai Nai island on Tuesday to help restore damaged coral – allegedly wrecked by a seawalking tour company – found the company back on site leading a tour when they arrived. “We saw a ship named Sea Lion in the area with a speedboat alongside. People […]Read More