19 November 2017

Singapore got sea turtles! Learn more at Rushan's talk on 24 Nov (Fri)

YES! Singapore got sea turtles! NParks shared about sea turtles laying and hatching on Singapore shores. Robert Tan shared this awesome video of this magnificent sea turtle at Pulau Hantu seen on 24 Sep 2017.

Want to learn more? Come for a special talk by Rushan Abdul Rahman "Sea Turtles 101 – All You Need to Know" on 24 Nov (Fri) at Nature Society (Singapore)!



12 November 2017

Wild fun for kids during the December school holidays!

Lots of exciting nature walks for kids and the family this holidays. Many are free! The highlight is the Children's Festival at the Children's Garden throughout the year end!
There are also many night walks specially for kids. Explore our mangroves, wetlands, forests and gardens. Join nature camps, a story telling session or experience traditional prawn farming. Learn about migratory birds, frogs and more!

11 November 2017

Survey on green engineering in Singapore harbour

Your opinions needed! Which coastal areas in Singapore may benefit from eco-engineering?
Corals regenerating naturally on artificial seawalls at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
Corals  have settled at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

The World Harbours Project aims to promote development of environment sustainable and resilient urban harbours. They are conducting a global survey to understand what people think of green engineering in harbours. Not just ecological values but also human values (social, cultural, historical).

07 November 2017

Changi is alive!

This tiny sliver of seagrass meadows at Changi was impacted by the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait in Jan 2017. In May 2017, the shore was dug up with an excavator to remove pipes.
Today, the shore is lush and teeming with life! We saw Common sea stars, the first time we've seen them on Changi, and a seahorse too!


Tekukor briefly

Thanks to Nicholas for letting me and Pei Yan join the small team of scientists on a quick trip to Pulau Tekukor.
Living shores of Pulau Tekukor
It was great to see healthy corals and lush seagrasses!


05 November 2017

Chek Jawa survey with scum on the water

On our way to Pulau Ubin, I saw wide swathes of floating scum. Others reported seeing similar scum in the area since 4 Nov. Is it some kind of pollution?
Pollution in the East Johor Strait?
At Chek Jawa, I saw oil spill booms laid out on the boardwalk and small patches of lightly bleaching seagrasses. Alas, the team also came across an abandoned net in the middle of the Chek Jawa lagoon. But otherwise, the seagrass meadows were fine.


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