22 Jun '15, 2am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Checking up on Terumbu Semakau by @wildsingapore

Next to Singapore's only Landfill is a submerged reef called Terumbu Semakau. It has living reefs with fascinating marine life. Like this cluster of healthy Acropora corals . We saw giant clams, seahorse, rare snails and an explosion of Magnificent anemones. But we couldn't find many anemonefish and there were still large fish traps on the shore. Terumbu Semakau is a submerged reef that lies just opposite the Semakau Landfill and next to Pulau Semakau. Branching corals like Acropora corals provide shelter for lots of small animals. Like this blue-eyed Coral crab . Most of the corals I saw were not bleaching. There were the usual variety of corals, but I didn't get to do much of the edge since the tide wasn't that low. But many of the Flowery disk corals I saw were pale yellow, and some of the Brain corals were rather yellow too. Most of the Torch anchor corals I saw were y...

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