15 June 2024

Oil spill at Pasir Panjang Terminal reaches Labrador, Sentosa, St. John's Island

Oil spilled during a collision at Pasir Panjang Container Terminal on 14 Jun 2024, has reached shores on Sentosa, Labrador, St. John's Island. Oil has also been spotted at East Coast Park.
A dredger collided with a stationary bunker vessel. On 14 Jun 2024, the Maritime Port Authority said "The spill has been contained".

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10 June 2024

Some bleaching seen on Cyrene

Although Cyrene lies in the middle of an industrial triangle, it still has some of Singapore's most amazing shores.
Photo by Che Cheng Neo

A small team visits and encounter dugong feeding trails and other special marine life. They also check for mass coral bleaching has started to affect some of our shores. They estimate about 15% of hard corals were showing signs of stress and about 10% outright bleaching. While about 40% of soft corals were showing signs of stress and about 30% outright bleaching.

09 June 2024

Mass coral bleaching at Terumbu Pempang Tengah

At dawn, a small team lands on this huge submerged reef that lies near Jurong Island and major shipping lanes.
Landing at Terumbu Pempang Tengah at dawn
We are specifically checking for mass coral bleaching which was expected and seems to have started to affect some of our shores. We estimate about 20% of hard corals were showing signs of stress (pale, pink or with pale patches) with about 15% were outright bleaching. While about 50% of soft corals were showing signs of stress (pale patches, more yellow than usual), only about 10% were outright bleaching. 

08 June 2024

Mass coral bleaching at Kusu Island

This rich reefs of Kusu Island lies just opposite the Central Business District, less than half an hour away by fast boat.
Mass coral bleaching 2024 check on Kusu Island, June 2024
A small team do a health check specifically for mass coral bleaching which was expected and seems to have started to affect some of our shores. We estimate about 20% of hard corals were outright bleaching while about 40% of soft corals were bleaching or very stressed. Kelvin took drone views that with amazing details help assess the extent of mass coral bleaching.

07 June 2024

Changi with signs of dugong

A tiny team surveys Changi Carpark 7, the tide turned well before sunrise. 
Dugong feeding trail in seagrass meadows, Changi Carpark 7, Jun 2024
Dugong feeding trails, hard to photograph in the dark!
The field of mussels seem to be declining, I didn't see any bleaching anemones and we saw dugong feeding trails as well as special sea star and snail!

28 May 2024

Terumbu Selegie is still alive

A tiny team survey Terumbu Selegie, a tiny submerged reef that lies just off Sentosa, Pulau Tekukor and near the Sisters Islands and St. John's Island.
Photo by Loh Kok Sheng.
We seldom survey this shore as it is difficult to land due to large waves from the nearby Jong Fairway. We last visited in Jan 2017 and Jun 2011. The team estimates about 5% of corals here were outright bleaching.

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