22 Apr '15, 12pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Checking up on Giant clams at Pulau Jong by @wildsingapore

Back on Pulau Jong with the Clam Team of Dr Neo Mei Lin and Ambert Ang to check on Giant clams here. Thanks for letting us come along! Pulau Jong is among our last untouched islands. This is what our Southern islands looked like before they were reclaimed. For example, the Sisters Islands, Pulau Hantu, St. John's Island and more. We arrived at first light. Mei Lin kindly lights our way to a safe landing. It has been very hot lately, which makes us worry about coral bleaching. Here's the latest 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. There are humungous leathery soft corals at Pulau Jong. Most of the leathery soft corals were alright, though some had yellowish edges and a few small clumps were bright yellow and starting to 'melt' and break up in...

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