during mass coral bleaching in 2010.
While there were some large coral colonies that were bleaching on the high shore, most of the large coral colonies were alright or had only small pale or bleaching portions.
mushroom corals of various kinds, none of them were bleaching. In fact, it seems I saw more bleaching mushroom corals on our last survey in Jun 2019.
during mass coral bleaching in 2010 (we did not survey this shore at the peak of mass coral bleaching in 2016).
|Mass coral bleaching in 2010 on Terumbu Bemban.|
Giant carpet anemone, Frilly anemones, Wiggly star anemone, Fire anemone retracted into the sand on the high water mark. Except for some Bubble tip anemones at the reef edge and one Smooth frilly anemone which were bleaching. I only saw one small cluster of bleaching zoanthids, other large patches I saw of various kinds were alright.
Tape seagrass with long leaves, but most were cropped. There were also Spoon seagrasses and Sickle seagrasses.
Photos by others on this survey
Loh Kok Sheng