I had a wild time with enthusiastic youths at Chek Jawa for the YCS Volunteer Engagement: Understanding Ubin's Natural Heritage.
22 June 2017
16 June 2017
An otter was found dead in a large fish trap on 14 Jun 2017 at Marina Reservoir.
These traps are very commonly seen on Singapore shores, including shores where otters have been sighted.
|Photo from Goverment Press Release, 16 Jun 17;|
An oil tanker MT Putri Sea sank in Johor waters off Pulau Tekong, after an explosion on board on 15 Jun 2017 before dawn.
When authorities arrived at the accident area, the tanker not in sight, "but there were traces of an oil spill in the area". Earlier reports said the tanker was believed to be carrying 'crude oil', later amended to 'fuel'. So far, no updates on what was spilled, how much and what was done about the spill.
|Location of incident from TODAY|
14 June 2017
These Changi shores were impacted six months ago by the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait, My last survey of this series of shores was in May 2017, five months after the oil spill.
13 June 2017
We return to this submerged reef for the first time since it suffered from mass coral bleaching.
12 June 2017
Today we return for the first time since mass coral bleaching hit this shore quite badly in July 2016.