04 May 2016

Oil spill at Pulau Busing on 30 Apr 2016

According to a post on Stomp, 'massive amounts of oil gushed into the sea' on 30 Apr 2016 at Tankstore on Pulau Busing. 5 days after the incident, I have not been able to find any public announcements from corporations or agencies responsible for such incidents.
Photo from Stomp
Pulau Busing is close to some of the best reefs and seagrass meadows in Singapore.
Why is now a bad time for an oil spill? What natural shores may be affected by the spill?

[Update: Straits Times reported on the incident on 5 May 2016]


03 May 2016

Coastal works at rich Changi shore (1 May to 31 Oct 2016)

A part of Changi beach with lush seagrass meadows is going to be affected by seawall repairs over the next six months.
This shore teems with colourful sea cucumbers and other creatures. And is one of the few places where we have found several specimens of a sea anemone new to science and named after Singapore.


Come for Pesta Ubin 14 May to 12 Jun!

Pesta Ubin is Ubin Open House! Once a year, people who love Ubin step up to share with the public their special slice of Pulau Ubin. Pesta Ubin activities are heartfelt, organic and led by the community. Passionately highlighting Ubin's unique charms. Get a taste of the kinder, gentler way of life on Ubin during Pesta Ubin.
Kampung Photo Booth for Ubin Open House, 2015
People passionate about Ubin joyously offer Pesta Ubin activities.
Many Pesta Ubin activities are free of charge! Some do NOT require registration. Simply come to Pulau Ubin and join the fun! Find a Pesta Ubin activity that suits your schedule and interest! Don't say Bo Jio!

Here's highlights of happenings at Pesta Ubin!


01 May 2016

Mass coral spawning in Singapore 2016

Singapore's corals are alive and well and very sexy too. Their annual orgy of explosive sex just happened!
New life explodes from our corals!
Photo by Chay Hoon on facebook.
Once a year, on the fourth month, around four days after the full moon, our corals seed the seas with new life! Thanks to the dedicated team who have been keeping an eye on this event every year, we get a glimpse of what happened in 2016.


24 April 2016

Pulau Semakau North in a purple sunrise

We arrived at dawn to a strange purple sunrise. The northern tip of Pulau Semakau is quite reefy.
Fortunately, we didn't see much coral bleaching. We encountered lots of Giant clams and other interesting finds!


21 April 2016

What impacts of massive fire at Jurong Island?

The was a massive fire at an oil tank on Jurong Island at Jurong Aromatics Corporation (JAC) on 20 Apr 2016. It took five hours to put out the fire.
Location of JAC from google maps.
What are the possible impacts on marine life nearby? Here's a closer look at the public information on the fire so far.


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