Jessica begins by explaining how the area was originally a shipyard before Keppel decided to turn it into waterfront housing.
environmental awards, and deservedly so. The rich marine life found here is a testament to their effort to control environmental impact of boating activities and to keep the waters of the Marina clean.
at the request of the Marina in their effort to document their marvellous marine life. Here's some of what I saw on the first photo shoot and second photo shoot. More of my photos of Marine at Keppel Bay on flickr here.
Hantu Bloggers, Abigayle Ng of the Blue Water Volunteers and other volunteers also contributed photos to this effort which is showcased on the Marina website. Marine life we have seen here include hard corals, soft corals, anemones, sea fans, and reef fishes of all kinds.
their website dedicated to it. Debby shares more about the approaches taken by the Marina that allow such marine life to settle here.
more examples that I've come across in Singapore.
Wouldn't be wonderful if marine structures can incorporate designs that encourage such natural settlement? Perhaps even a 'Boardwalk to Nowhere'? Floating in the water, such pontoons allow ordinary people to view marine life at any tide, without getting wet!
Or why not consider a Singapore Great Barrier Reef? Because our artificial shores have been colonised by reefs, mangroves, seagrasses and more!
For example, a coral reef has settled naturally on the seawalls at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The reef has a good variety of species and survived the massive 2010 oil spill. More about this reef and other reef life that have settled on artificial structures in Singapore.
|A rich reef growing naturally at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Jun 2013|
|Living corals on artificial seawall, Jun 2015|
Photo by Kok Sheng on his blog.
|Checking the mangroves on the Pulau Hantu seawall in Mar 2013|
|Lush seagrasses with Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal|
on the horizon. May 2013.