Pulau Hantu - A celebration of marine life

Secret lives and secret worlds hidden in Singapore's most popular coral reef.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sex on the Reef!

You don't have to go all the way down under to experience a mass coral spawning! The same thing happens right here in Singapore!

Scientists in Singapore have been trying to follow the patterns of the spawning every year in an attempt to predict when the mass spawning is most likely to occur. Marine biologists from the NUS and NParks currently station themselves at Raffles Lighthouse where there are some fantastic reefs that unfortnately not open to the public.

However, knowing that such spactacular reef life exists within our waters gives us an awareness of what there is to protect and why it is worth protecting! Swing by Wai's Fire and Light blog to track her survey of the reef during this very special period! So far, such a mass spawning event has only occured once a year, during the low tide, and during a certain lunar phase.

All the above photos were taken off the Blog.