What’s Hidden In Singapore’s Urban Reefs?

Date January 15, 2018

Did you know that Singapore waters is home to over 200 species of hard coral, more than 400 species of fish – including seahorses (yes, sometimes people forget it’s a fish!), at least 250 species of sponges, and more than 50 species of hermit crabs?!

It’s hard to imagine that a little island like ours, with such a heavily developed coastline, can still be a fitting home for marine life. These critters are really good at carving out a niche for themselves. That said, since the 1980s, Singapore has lost 65% of its natural coastline. Imagine the diversity of our coastline before this rapid development kicked off!

Volunteer Jessica Lim takes us on an underwater journey to discover some of the many wonders that keep her going back to dive in Singapore reefs.

The more we learn and discover about our reefs, the better we can understand what we have lost, and recognise the need to develop wisely to defend and protect the slice of living coast that we have left.

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