Yellow Band Disease : Destroying Corals
Scientists found that corals of eastern Thailand are getting affected by Yellow band Disease which is killing corals over vast stretches of the sea floor.
- Yellow-band disease named for the colour it turns corals before destroying them was first spotted decades ago and has caused widespread damage to reefs in the
- There is no known cure for this disease and unlike coral, bleaching corals will not be restored once they get infected by this disease.
- Scientists believe overfishing, pollution and rising water temperatures because of climate change may be making the reefs more vulnerable to yellow-band disease.