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Nearly half of coral off Nai Yang damaged, killed by bleaching

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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Some 30% of coral off Nai Yang beach have been damaged by beaching, while 10% are dead. Photo: Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2
 

PHUKET: Specialists from the Department of Natural Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) have discovered that some 10% of coral off Nai Yang Beach are dead because of bleaching while 30% more damaged.

 

The discovery was made during a joint inspection by the Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2 and Sirinath National Park on Thursday (May 16).

 

“Officers from the Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2 and Sirinath National Park checked the condition of coral at the depth of 1.5-5 meters off Nai Yang beach. We found that 10% of Staghorn Coral, Hump Coral, Cauliflower Coral and Mushroom Coral were killed by bleaching. Some 30% are damaged by bleaching, but still alive,” an officer from the Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2 told The Phuket News.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/nearly-half-of-coral-off-nai-yang-damaged-killed-by-bleaching-71476.php#806cu2UVM4Hcrv6f.97

 

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Saddly much of Thailands natural beauty is either damaged or killed,and LOS wont rest until its completely gone !!!...Just build another mall !!!

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Do it like the other regions: paint it black with waste water.

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4 hours ago, stevenl said:

You really can't blame Thailand for coral bleaching. Worldwide the oceans are warming up, unfortunately many people still not accepting manmade global warming, others refusing to take adequate action.

All the more reason for countries with national treasures like coral to lead by example, by taking IMMEDIATE AND AGRESSIVE ACTION in mitigating climate change!!! For Thailand this would mean:

 

1) Heavily fining first-time illegal burning offenders, before evicting repeat offenders and confiscating their land.

 

2) National emissions standards and draconian fines for drivers who soup their vehicles until they spew out dark smoke.

 

3) Heavily investing in solar roofs and heat pumps (instead of military toys when the TRUE enemy is climate change...).

 

4) Massively replanting forest land and most importantly, mangrove forests along the entire coastlines wherever possible.

 

Thailand would then see their summer temperatures going down pretty quickly...

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What's worrying is that it can take decades to recover from this sort of problem. If it was just a blackwater problem or a tourist problem, mai pen rai. But if it's a global warming problem, caused either by manmade activities or natural cycles, we need to reverse it quickly. Yeah, we've terraformed the planet, now we need to terraform the climate. No-way this is gonna happen under the current political structure, but one lives in hope. No doubt when things get desperate enough people will act, just hope it ain't too late.

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5 hours ago, Lupatria said:

Do it like the other regions: paint it black with waste water.

😊 Nice...

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3 hours ago, Dek Somboon said:

All the more reason for countries with national treasures like coral to lead by example, by taking IMMEDIATE AND AGRESSIVE ACTION in mitigating climate change!!! For Thailand this would mean:

 

1) Heavily fining first-time illegal burning offenders, before evicting repeat offenders and confiscating their land.

 

2) National emissions standards and draconian fines for drivers who soup their vehicles until they spew out dark smoke.

 

3) Heavily investing in solar roofs and heat pumps (instead of military toys when the TRUE enemy is climate change...).

 

4) Massively replanting forest land and most importantly, mangrove forests along the entire coastlines wherever possible.

 

Thailand would then see their summer temperatures going down pretty quickly...

Agree with you about the necessary measures here.

Your final sentence though 🤐

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What causes "Bleaching" and how is it prevented ?

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1 minute ago, cracker1 said:

What causes "Bleaching" and how is it prevented ?

Too warm water causes it.

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7 hours ago, Dek Somboon said:

All the more reason for countries with national treasures like coral to lead by example, by taking IMMEDIATE AND AGRESSIVE ACTION in mitigating climate change!!! For Thailand this would mean:

 

1) Heavily fining first-time illegal burning offenders, before evicting repeat offenders and confiscating their land.

 

2) National emissions standards and draconian fines for drivers who soup their vehicles until they spew out dark smoke.

 

3) Heavily investing in solar roofs and heat pumps (instead of military toys when the TRUE enemy is climate change...).

 

4) Massively replanting forest land and most importantly, mangrove forests along the entire coastlines wherever possible.

 

Thailand would then see their summer temperatures going down pretty quickly...

If Thailand were to  do as suggested it would  make little difference. This  is a  global problem that necessitates a  global response. 

The  only  virtue of Thailand would achieve would  possibly be in the initiative and the reduction of localized complaint  about  factors  beyond local  control.

 

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