29 August 2016

Mass coral bleaching 2016 in Singapore: community action

Community sightings are consolidated in this  map of mass coral bleaching in Singapore 2016: In addition to intertidal survey sightings, the map includes sightings shared on the Bleach Watch Singapore facebook group. This includes some subtidal sightings.

Since June, the intertidal survey team has seen mass coral bleaching on 25 intertidal reefy shores. From our remote southern most reef at Raffles Lighthouse, to our northern most reef at Beting Bronok off Pulau Tekong. From the massive encrustation of corals on 2km of seawall at East Coast Park, to reefs on Kusu Island just minutes from the Central Business District. Even the reefs on natural Pulau Semakau next to the landfill and opposite petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom.

12 October 2015

Global mass coral bleaching to hit Singapore soon?

The third global coral bleaching event in recorded history has been declared by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Mass coral bleaching in Singapore's
Terumbu Bemban in Jun 2010
Boosted by an expected strongest-ever El Nino, bleaching may spread globally again in 2016. Why is global bleaching of concern? Does it happen in Singapore? What can I do about it? And more...

12 August 2014

Update on coral bleaching at Sultan Shoal (Aug 2014)

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.
Recently, MPA has updated its NGO partners on the observations of coral bleaching at Sultan Shoal.

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