In the glow of the Central Business District just minutes away, a small team surveys Kusu Island.
Bleaching Alert Areas from the NOAA website. Singapore falls in the 'Watch' status. What is coral bleaching and why this is of concern on the Bleach Watch Singapore blog. Fortunately, we didn't see many corals bleaching today at Kusu Island.
|from the NOAA Coral Reef Watch website.|
Ulva green seaweed and other seaweeds. The seaweed bloom appears to be much more than what we saw in Jan 2015, now covering nearly half the lagoon.
Needle seagrass and Spoon seagrass with tiny leaf blades. There were many small Haddon's carpet anemones but no shrimps. The seagrasses were full of Bazillion snails. I saw one large Garlic bread sea cucumber.
Land hermit crabs. I didn't have the energy to check out the sea turtles in the temple but the rest said they were still there. The rest also saw the Fluted giant clam but I missed it.
Thanks to Sentosa for removing them.
impacted by the oil spill in Jan 2014 which was documented by Kok Sheng, Pei Yan and Chay Hoon. I saw traces of the oil spill in May 2014, but none since then.
|Oil spill impact on the Kusu Island swimming lagoon.|
Photo by Loh Kok Sheng shared on his blog
Date: 6 June 2015
Location: National Library, Level 10
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