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Corals get new home

25 Jul 2015

 

Corals reared in nursery

 

Singapore is home to about one-third of the world's coral species. This is despite Singapore being a very busy port. So after finding out that the development for the new Tuas Terminal near the Sultan Shoal could harm them, we kicked off a programme to help our coral colonies find a new home. While bigger corals were relocated to other sites, over 1,200 small coral fragments were reared in the coral nurseries set up at Lazarus Island and Kusu Island. Both the coral relocation and coral nursery programmes have been very successful. 

At an appreciation event today, Senior Minister of State (Finance and Transport) Mrs Josephine Teo thanked marine experts and public volunteers for their passion and dedication in carrying out the conservation work. It also marks the end of  the coral relocation and coral nursery programmes.  Mrs Teo also presented prizes to winners of the Conserving our Corals T-shirt Design Competition.

Speech by Senior Minister of State Mrs Josephine Teo at Conserving Our Corals Volunteer Appreciation Event on 25 July 2015

MPA news release: Relocated Corals Thriving at New Sites

View more photos from the event