19 November 2016

Chek Jawa boardwalk with families

It's the school holidays! As usual, we have a huge turnout of visitors for the monthly free tour of the Chek Jawa boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs.
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
About 60 people turned up for our walk! I had lots of fun with enthusiastic visitors spotting critters and sharing stories.

18 November 2016

Babies galore at Changi

An explosion of baby Knobbly sea stars! There were also lots of tiny babies of other marine creatures.
The lush seagrass meadows at Changi appear to be an important nursery for marine life.


17 November 2016

Raffles Lighthouse corals recovering from bleaching

Back at Raffles Lighthouse after mass coral bleaching! And it is good to see many happy healthy hard and soft corals on the shore.
There were only a handful of corals still bleaching. But also signs of damage to now recovered corals, and some corals that have died. Thanks to Nicholas Yap for organising the trip as part of his survey of sea anemones and related animals in Singapore.


16 November 2016

Return to reefy East Coast Park

There is a very long seawall at East Coast Park that is only exposed at super low tide. Amazing corals have encrusted the seawall. While seagrasses have settled in the lagoon behind the seawall.
Today, for the first time in months, the team shake out dusty booties and head out to survey this shore. The Drone also flew for an aerial view of this marvelous reef! To my relief, we didn't see much coral bleaching.


07 November 2016

Tanker ran aground off Raffles Lighthouse, 2 Nov 2016

A tanker ran aground outside Singapore waters off Raffles Lighthouse. So far, no water pollution has been reported.
Screen cap from Vessel Finder.
According to the Maritime Herald "salvage will be prepared carefully, due to high danger for causing breaches into the tanker’s hull".

[Update from the company website: The tanker was refloated on 8 Nov. Inspection showed the vessel was 'free of any apparent damage'.]


06 November 2016

12-13 Nov (Sat-Sun): Wild shores at the Singapore Eco Film Festival

FREE, all are welcome. Enjoy the award-winning "Birth of a Marine Park" about Singapore's first marine park at the Sisters Islands by Victor Tang. Watch other thought-provoking short films about plastic pollution in the ocean. Discuss with a panel of ocean advocates. Thanks to the Singapore Eco Film Festival for inviting me to be on the panel.
Support the RUMblers as they share about Pulau Ubin and the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative! Also lots of other activities for families in between films. Tell your friends! Come visit us, bring your family and friends!


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