The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been relocating corals at Sultan Shoal as part of their preventive measures to protect the corals from the development works for the future Tuas Terminal and DHI was engaged to carry out the relocation works.
During the week of 28 July, DHI Singapore observed that the bleaching situation at Sultan Shoal and Sisters’ Island continues to remain largely unchanged. As reflected by the declining temperatures recorded in the southern waters, we are starting to see some cooling from peak SST anomalies across the South China Sea.
Sea Surface Temperature for Singapore Strait
NOAA Bleaching Alert Area for Coral Triangle
NOAA Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Outlook for Aug-Nov 2014 (60% probability)
Credit: Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), DHI Singapore and NOAA Coral Reef Watch
Thanks to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and DHI Singapore for this update. See their previous situation report for Jul 2014 and Jun 2014.
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