Coral bleaching hits 19 parks

Coral bleaching hits 19 parks

Coral bleaching hits 19 parks

Coral bleaching has been found in 19 of the country’s 26 national marine parks, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation ( DNP ) has revealed.

In response to rising concerns about bleaching, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan, has ordered the DNP to collaborate with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources ( DMCR ).

In eight federal parks in the Gulf of Thailand and 11 in the Andaman Sea, according to DNP key Athapol Charoenshunsa, between April 2 and May 8, washing was found.

Three of them, especially Hat Wanakorn National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Sirinat National Park in Phuket, and Moo Koh Chumpon National Park in Chumphon, are now under higher- risk monitoring, as bleaching was found in over half of the marine in those areas, Mr Athapol added.

Mr. Athapol stated that certain areas of some aquatic regional gardens have been closed until the situation improves in an effort to fix the issue.

At least 90 % of the country’s coastal areas have been alleged to have been affected by bleach over the past few months, with the bulk found in Chumpon, according to DMCR key Pinsak Surasawadi. Mr Pinsak’s statement was similar to the DNP’s observation.

He claimed that at least 50 % of the eastern state of Trat’s Koh Kut and Koh Mak regions were covered in bleach. But, the situation is expected to improve due to lower heat.

He claimed that the DMCR will work to improve the condition within the next 30 times despite the province’s robust network of marine conservation efforts.

According to Mr Pinsak, the DMCR’s progressive recovery measures, including coastal and grass transmission, may be conducted in conjunction with silent measures, such as allowing the marine and grass to treat naturally.

According to Mr. Athapol, coastal bleaching is the method by which marine loses metabolic pigments as a result of environmental factors like warm ocean temperatures, fuel stains, and sediment that has been deposited on coral reefs.

The problems cause corals to be under a lot of anxiety, remove zooxanthellae algae, which lives in their tissues and gives them color and energy. Without the plants, the marine weakens, turns pale and dies of hunger within three days, he said.