Pledge to Protect: ONE°15 Marina Coral Garden Updates

08
Feb 2019

With more than 27% of the world’s coral reefs being destroyed, ONE°15 Marina is on a mission to go green and safeguard our beautiful marine biodiversity through the launch of the ONE°15 Marina – Seakeepers Asia Coral Garden project.

In conjunction with the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) of NUS and sponsors The International SeaKeepers Society Asia, Audi Singapore and SC Global Developments, this project aims to protect the marine-eco-system in our marina and provide a natural habitat for existing sea life so that we may nurture an aquatic treasure trove for all to explore.

In this post, we would like to document and share the exciting updates and project developments through our restorative efforts.

UPDATES

8 Jan 2019

The TSMI team are currently working on the following recommendations to enhance the coral gardens

  1. Convert two wells from Boaters Bar and all six floating nursery frames into nursery tables.
  2. Reinforce and replace new metal mesh on all 3 old floating nursery frames.
  3. Install additional new six floating nursery frames based on the old metal frame structures.
  4. Diving to transfer some corals from the floating frames to temporary holding frames to assess the integrity of the old frames.

24 Dec 2018

We are proud to report that there has been an overall coral transplant survivor-ship of 93.2%. Most of the coral transplants have recovered from the transplantation process and appeared healthy with visible growth. The transplants increased in size by an average of 0.97 – 1.59 times.

30 Nov 2018

We transferred 36 coral fragments from the nursery to the seawell. In total, 80 hard coral fragments have been transplanted to the seawell area. 77 live coral transplants remained on the seawall. The total area of coral transplants was 1503.4cm2.