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Seagrasses on Singapore's artificial shores!

Seagrasses on Singapore's artificial shores!

Lush seagrasses have grown naturally on the artificial shores at Tanah Merah! Lush seagrasses with Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on the horizon. May 2013. More amazingly, these seagrasses survived the massive oil spill of May 2010 that hit this stretch of shore! Lush seagrasses were also recently seen at artificial shores of East Coast Park, and have been seen in the recent past as well. Can we encourage similar natural regeneration on other stretches of artificial shores?! These details are part of City in a Reef: my feedback on the Draft Master Plan 2013. At Tanah Merah, there are two large patches of Critically Endangered Smooth ribbon seagrasses (Cymodocea rotundata ), which are also found only at Chek Jawa and Cyrene Reef. The structure of the lagoon may have helped to allow the seagrasses to settle here naturally. A shallow sheltered sandy lagoon protected by seawalls w...

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