27 August 2008

Cyrene Reef mapped!

This fabulous map was kindly shared by Dr. D. Kumaran Raju based on his GPS mapping of Cyrene Reef on in May and July. Dr Raju also shares that the total area of Cyrene Reef is 45.7 hectares. We now also know for sure that it's about 1km long and 500m wide (though our tired feet gave us a good estimate for quite a while already).
This fabulous map and Dr Raju's other amazing maps are hosted on wildsingapore.

This map took a lot of hard work to create. Dr Raju and his colleague did lots of it.
Siti also helped to take the readings on one of the trips. Dr Raju has this really snazzy new equipment that frankly, I haven't the slightest clue about.
And November circumnavigated the boundaries of this enormous reef to take readings. In the process scaring and being scared by marinelife as well as adding more mileage to her already weak knees. More about her experiences on her Midnight Monkey Monitor blog.

Prof Teh Tiong Sa was also present for the May trip to lend his vast expertise to our understanding of Cyrene Reef.

Thank you everyone for making this map possible, which will no doubt be invaluable to the Star Trackers, TeamSeagrass and others studying this amazing reef in the middle of our port.

More about Cyrene Reef on the wildsingapore website.

4 comments:

  1. wow! finally! we have a map of cyrene!!! woohoo! actually i hardly did anything :) As Dr Raju said, that was just for me to "play play" only haha no really useful data came out of that im sure :)

    Dr Raju and his assistant(?) did everything!

    Ah well, now we have the other two terembus of cyrene to conquer! erm i mean map!

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  2. Oh wow! amazing! its huge...well it looks huge! its beautiful!

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