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A compilation of papers (listed below) covering the major bleaching
event in Thai waters in 2010 has recently been published. The papers
include those considering the physical factors leading to bleaching; the
ecological impacts of the bleaching event and previous bleaching events
dating back to 1991; the incidence of disease following bleaching;
survival of coral recruits post-bleaching and management strategies
employed by the Thai government to mitigate damage to the reefs during
the bleaching period. Papers can be accessed at the following web-site:


Note on the occurrence of high sea surface temperatures in the Andaman
Sea, in 2010.
Somkiat Khokiattiwong and Weidong Yu

The record of sea temperature during the 2010 coral bleaching at Phuket,
Thailand – different datasets, different perspectives – unexplained
errors in HadISST 1.1.
Richard P. Dunne

Repeated coral bleaching in the Andaman Sea, Thailand, during the last
two decades.
Niphon Phongsuwan and Hansa Chansang

Delayed mortality in bleached massive corals on intertidal reef flats
around Phuket, Andaman Sea, Thailand.
Barbara E. Brown and Niphon Phongsuwan

Bleaching susceptibility and growth characteristics of Porites lutea
from the Andaman Sea, South Thailand.
Jani T. I. Tanzil

Observations of coral disease in Porites lutea in the Andaman Sea
following the 2010 bleaching.
Lalita Putchim, Chaimongkol Yamarunpattana and Niphon Phongsuwan

Recovery status of scleractinian corals and associated fauna in the
Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
J.S. Yogesh Kumar and C. Raghunathan

The 2010 coral bleaching event and its impact on the mushroom coral
fauna of Koh Tao, western Gulf of Thailand.
Bert W. Hoeksema, Jennifer L. Matthews and Thamasik Yeemin

Coral mortality following the 2010 mass bleaching event at Kut Island,
Makamas Sutthacheep, Mathinee Yucharoen, Wanlaya Klinthong, Sittiporn
Pengsakun, Kanwara Sangmanee and Thamasak Yeemin

Impact of the 2010 coral bleaching event on survival of juvenile coral
colonies in the Similan Islands on the Andaman Sea coast of Thailand.
Thamasak Yeemin, Chaipichit Saenghaisuk, Mathinee Yucharoen, Wanlaya
Klinthong and Makamas Sutthacheep

Reef communities after the 2010 mass coral bleaching at Racha Yai Island
in the Andaman Sea and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.
Suchana Chavanich, Voranop Viyakarn, Paul Adams, Joel Klammer and Nathan

Thailand’s response plan on the 2010 coral bleaching.
Nalinee Thongtham and Niphon Phongsuwan

A new species of staghorn coral, Acropora sirikitiae sp. nov.
(Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) from western Thailand.
Carden C. Wallace, Niphon Phongsuwan and Paul R. Muir