Seasonal Outlook by Coral Reef Watch (CRW)

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Coral bleaching assessment

Source: NOAA Coral Reef Watch

Updated on January 2, 2022









Eastern Gulf of Thailand
Western Gulf of Thailand
Andaman Sea



          NOAA Coral Reef Watch has routinely assessed risk on coral reef caused by elevating water temperature. Risk levels are classified into classes (Table 1) related likely impacts on coral reef.


Table 1 Stress levels and likely impacts

Color   Stress level    Likely impact
     No stress    no impact
     Watch    no impact
     Warning    Possible bleaching
     Alert Level 1    Significant bleaching likely
     Alert Level 2    Severe bleaching


Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch Program