26 July 2017

Anemone hunt at Cyrene

Thanks to Nick for inviting me to join his students in an anemone hunt at Cyrene Reef.
Knobbly sea star (Protoreaster nodosus)
We saw many anemones and other interesting marine life. I was glad to come across a patch of several Knobbly sea stars. Although these were not as numerous as in the past, it was a relief to see them as we did not see large numbers on our trips to Cyrene in May 2017 or Feb 2017.

25 July 2017

Little Sisters Island is alive

We return to Little Sisters Island for the first time since mass coral bleaching hit last year.
Living reefs of Little Sisters Island, July 2017
I was relieved to see that most of the corals were alright. It was lovely to see 'Nemos' too!

24 July 2017

St John's with dolphins, seahorses!

We saw Nemo, seahorses and dolphins this morning! Singapore's shores are alive!
Reefs of St John's Island, July 2017
Sadly, we also saw men with a long fish net in the lagoon which had trapped sharks. Also, all the Tape seagrasses were cropped, and the corals on the shore don't appear to be recovering well from mass coral bleaching.

23 July 2017

Return of underwater garden at Pulau Ubin

The colourful underwater gardens on Pulau Ubin have returned!
Various marine life at Pulau Ubin's rocky shores
Missing since 2015, it was a relief to see sea fans, feather stars and other colourful marine life on our favourite Ubin rocky shore.

19 July 2017

2017 edition: Diary of Spotted Wood owl family

The Spotted Wood owl pair that had a baby in 2016 in my neighbourhood park, did it again this year!
Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo)
Ms Teng Wah, a neighbour, and I have been observing the family for sometime. Thanks to her, and information shared by other neighbours too. Here's some of the key highlights of the family since the baby emerged from the nest in July.

Oil slick washed up at East Coast Park (19 Jul 2017)

About 300m of East Coast Park beach near carpark F2 and Bedok Jetty is reportedly stained with oil.

The smell of oil was first deteced at around 5.30pm.


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