May 2019, Sea temperature in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea is reaching 31.0 degree celsius. (Note that - if sea temperature is over 30.4 degree celsius over 3 weeks, it is likely that corals start to bleach). It is reported that there is mild bleaching (about 5-40% in relative to total live corals at the site) either in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. So, now it a watching stage. If you have any chance to visit any coral reefs, please check the incident of coral bleaching. Your brief report - whether or not coral bleaching occur - would be appreciated. In case corals are bleaching at the sites, please estimate roughly the percentage of bleaching in relative to the existing live coral over there.
Green Fins members and volunteer network can report the information about the reef situation and sea temperature in the reefs where they dive/snorkel. Please report us by answering the questions below. This will benefit to the response plans and management.
Please read this form carefully before your diving/ snorkelling. Then try to observe coral reef health and report us about the bleaching phenomenon. Send report by click submit button after you fill the form.