21 March 2012

Findings from the 2010 Singapore coral bleaching event

Some good news from the mass coral bleaching on Singapore reefs in 2010, not only about Singapore reefs but globally!
Mass bleaching at Terumbu Bemban
Mass bleaching seen in June 2010
on a submerged reef off Pulau Semakau
In a recent paper, James Guest found that corals in Singapore and Malaysia that previously experienced severe bleaching in 1998, unexpectedly survived the 2010 event! The paper provides solid field evidence that certain corals in Singapore and Malaysia can cope with higher water temperatures.

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