Scientists have said that the first seven months of this year brought the hottest combined sea and land temperatures to parts of Southeastt Asia, since records began.
That has led to some of the worst coral bleaching the region has ever seen.
Malaysia had closed many sites to divers to allow the corals to recover. Although the water temperature has fallen, experts fear 20% of the affected corals may still die.
More about bleaching in Malaysia from wildsingapore news.
- Malaysia : Widespread Coral Bleaching In Sepanggar Bay Serves As Reminder Newmond Tibin Bernama 11 Sep 10;
- Coral bleaching in Malaysia: Respite for the reef Michael D'Oliveiro The Star 14 Aug 10;
- Coral Bleaching: UMS Marine Scientists Urge Best Practices, Not A Knee-jerk Response Newmond Tibin Bernama 4 Aug 10;
- Sabah Parks checking if marine parks affected by coral bleaching Daily Express 30 Jul 10;
- UMS Marine Scientists Discover Widespread Coral Bleaching In Sepanggar Bay, Sabah Newmond Tibin Bernama 29 Jul 10;
- Malaysian corals on the brink, warns expert Teh Eng Hock The Star 29 Jul 10;
- Three more Redang dive sites shut due to coral bleaching Zainuddin Muhammad New Straits Times 28 Jul 10;
- Turtle Feeding Habitats in Malaysia Unaffected By Coral Bleaching - Expert Haslin Gaffor Bernama 27 Jul 10;
- New methods to bring life to dead corals in Malaysia New Straits Times Asia One 25 Jul 10;
- WWF lauds move to close Malaysian dive destinations to protect bleached coral Rachael Kam The Star 23 Jul 10;
- Due to Coral Bleaching 12 Malaysian Travel Sites Temporarily Closed To Tourists Bernama 21 Jul 10;
- WWF-Malaysia’s statement on Coral Bleaching WWF Malaysia 22 Jul 10;