Yellow Band Disease



Yellow Band Disease

News: 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. 

About:
• Yellow-band disease is named for the color it turns corals before destroying them.
• It was first spotted decades ago and has caused widespread damage to reefs in the Caribbean.

Is there any cure?
• No, there is no cure for the disease. The disease’s impact cannot be reversed, unlike the effects of coral bleaching. This means that when the coral is infected with this disease, it just dies.
• Scientists believe overfishing, pollution and rising water temperatures because of climate change may be making the reefs more vulnerable to yellow-band disease. 

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