Singapore scientists are getting a little help from SECORE (SExual COral REproduction) to help preserve the corals in the country’s coastal waters. Over 20 scientists from around the globe representing places as far as the US and Netherlands are at John’s Island discussing how to save corals by studying the way they breed. SECORE’s goal is to help public aquariums breed their own corals, preserve existing habitats and even find ways to restore damaged reefs. Typically SECORE has worked in the the Caribbean near Puerto Rico and Curacao and is the first time the workshops have been held in Southeast Asia. Part of the decision to go to Singapore is there is just more known about coral spawning in Singapore than in other Southeast Asian countries.
You can follow along with some of the things going on with the workshop via the SECORE blog.