Hi all! This will be my last post for the semester. I read an interesting blog post on Wildshores Singapore that inspired me of a brighter future for our corals in Singapore. The post documented an inter tidal trip to a patch of corals at the East Coast of Singapore. The East Coast is … Continue reading The future, and a conclusion
As mentioned several times in my previous posts, Singapore has already lost two thirds of our corals since the 1980s. So, what is the assessment of our corals and how are they doing now? Although still very vulnerable to global bleaching events, which are projected to be occurring more and more frequently in the coming … Continue reading The Current Situation
Hi everyone! As mentioned in my previous post, I will be sharing on my personal trip on a guided tour to Sisters’ Island Marine Park’s inter tidal zones. To give some background, the tide changes everyday, and when the tide level goes below 0.4 meters, some marine life is exposed during this low tide period. … Continue reading My trip to the Inter-tidal Zones
Hi everyone! I was interested to know just how much general Singaporeans knew about our local coral situation, so I made a simple survey and distributed it to friends and family outside of my course of study (of whom would skew the results a bit). The survey can be seen here: The results of … Continue reading A Survey: How much do we know about our corals?
In one of my previous posts, I described the local factors causing the decline of our corals. In this post, I wish to discuss how global factors affect our corals, and whether or not local factors even play any substantial impacts that we should be worrying about. The main cause: Reef Bleaching Many of us … Continue reading The decline of our corals: An international problem?
Hi everyone! In my previous blog post, I received two interesting comments that provoked much thought! The first was from my course mate, Fang Ning, and the other was from my course Professor, Doctor Coleman. They questioned the value of protecting our reefs and brought up the following contradiction: While Singapore does have active efforts … Continue reading Why protect Singapore’s corals anyway?
As mentioned in my previous post, the biggest cause of concern for the decline of our corals is the direct and indirect consequences of land reclamation. Water quality is crucial for coral development and growth. In the 1960s, water visibility often reached up to 10 meters, but in current times, based on my own local … Continue reading The decline of our Corals: A local problem
Last week, my cohort of Environmental Studies’ students went on a field trip to Pulau Semakau, to learn about waste disposal. I took this opportunity to expose myself to Singapore’s efforts to coral reef preservation, as well as to find out how much my peers know about our local coral situation. In my previous blog … Continue reading Pulau Semakau Fieldtrip
Hi everyone! I have started this blog to talk about corals in Singapore. Singapore may not be known for our coral reefs, especially with the presence of famous reef diving spots, such as the Manta Bowl in Philippines, or Tioman Island in Malaysia. As such, it is not very common knowledge outside of marine and … Continue reading Our Mortal Corals: An Introduction