21 September 2010

Coral bleaching in Singapore in the news

60% of Singapore corals were bleaching in mid-2010, but recently, there are signs of recovery, reported the Straits Times today.
Mass bleaching at Terumbu Bemban
Mass bleaching seen in June on a submerged reef off Pulau Semakau

As with bleaching elsewhere, bleaching in Singapore is mainly attributed to unusually high sea temperatures.

11 September 2010

Malaysian coral under threat: AlJazeera video clip

Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen has been investigating the effects on Malaysia's Tioman Island.
Scientists have said that the first seven months of this year brought the hottest combined sea and land temperatures to parts of Southeastt Asia, since records began.

That has led to some of the worst coral bleaching the region has ever seen.

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