03 June 2010

Bleaching in our Southern Islands: 28 May - 2 Jun 2010

Karenne Tun shared photos of bleaching at Pulau Hantu and Raffles Lighthouse on facebook.
Besides hard corals, even sea anemones were bleaching!

She said "Reminiscent of the 1998 bleaching event - but perhaps a shade less severe. Its still early days yet; Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) hovering around 31degC. Hoping that it will not get warmer than that. Did 2 surveys today - at Pulau Hantu and Raffles Lighthouse, to assess the severity of the bleaching. Working out potential recovery index now."

Even a jellyfish was bleaching.
Other reports of bleaching during this period:

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