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About Yellow Band Disease


Recently, 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.


Facts for Prelims

About Yellow band Disease:

  • Yellow-band disease, which is known for its characteristic coloration of turning corals yellow before destroying them, was first observed several decades ago and has resulted in extensive damage to reefs.
  • There is currently no treatment available for this disease and once infected, the coral is unable to recover.
  •  Research suggests that factors such as overfishing, pollution, and increased water temperatures due to climate change may make reefs more susceptible to yellow-band disease.

-Source: The Hindu