24 March 2017

Share your bamboo shark sightings in Singapore

Singapore GOT sharks! Bamboosharks in Singapore are classified as “Near Threatened” with concern that fishing pressure and habitat degradation may push them towards Vulnerable status. Basic information on the biology of these small sharks is lacking.
Longtail carpet shark, Bamboo shark
If you saw a bamboo shark, please share your sighting here for Dr Neil Hutchinson's effort. "The data you provide will be used to develop future studies using acoustic tracking to examine movement patterns and habitat use in sharks around Singapore."

Here's more about Singapore's  bamboo sharks...

19 March 2017

25 Mar (Sat): Talk on "Secret Shores of Singapore" by Ria Tan

This Saturday, I will share about Singapore's shores and how our photos can make a difference for them! The talk is free, please come!
Living reefs of Cyrene at sunrise
The amazing seagrass meadows  and reefs of Cyrene
in the world's busiest port: YES! Singapore got marine life!
Today, I received copies of the lovely Marine Picto Life guide to western tropical pacific marine life! I'm constantly amazed how my humble photos can be useful to marine conservation.

Hot fun with kids at Chek Jawa

An awesome day out at Chek Jawa with families during the school holidays! For the free monthly walk by the Naked Hermit Crabs.
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
It was a hot hot day but we saw jellyfishes, monitor lizards, lots of crabs and mudskippers and more!

15 March 2017

Bloom of jellyfish at Pasir Ris mangroves!

How delightful to see jellyfishes large and small, bob into Pasir Ris mangroves at high tide!
Bloom of Mangrove jellyfish (Acromitus sp.)
Pasir Ris mangroves are also full of birds and other fascinating wildlife.

13 March 2017

Changi two months after the oil spill, with baby otters!

Two months after the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait, there is still oil and sheen on seagrass meadows in the bay at Changi Creek. The seagrasses here are still bleaching.
Oil and sheen still on the shore at Changi
It was a treat to see the otter family with their recently born pups at the beach! These babies will have to learn to survive on our shores that are impacted by oil spills, marine litter and many other human caused dangers.

Make a difference for the Sisters Islands Marine Park!

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