Singapore corals recovering from bleaching

When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.
When corals spawn, they release millions of eggs and sperm bundles into the water at the same time. The eggs and sperm join to form larvae which float until they find a suitable home - usually a hard surface they can latch on to.PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD

Annual spawning almost three times more intense than last year

Singapore's reefs have got their mojo back.

In what the experts see as an encouraging sign of recovery, the annual coral orgy last month was almost three times more intense than last year, when the spawning event was more a whimper than a bang.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore corals recovering from bleaching'. Print Edition | Subscribe