The most surprising thing I learnt today is this little shrimp lives in a Giant clam! It was Mei Lin who spotted it and took this photo. Wow!
Tropical Marine Science Institute's Open House for staff and friends celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Where I learnt a lot about our shores and the awesome work being done for them.
There were so many people who turned up that we couldn't all squeeze into the main seminar room where the talks were being conducted. I learnt that TMSI had set up simultaneous 'telecast' of the activities in another room downstairs. Brilliant. Here we hear more about the amazing efforts that went into setting up and running TMSI! I forgot to take a photo of the beautiful cake specially prepared to celebrate the event.
it is possible to 'replant' our barren seawalls with corals, sponges and other colourful marine life. Today, in the tank we spot a little orange spindle cowrie on a leathery soft coral!
Their work on restoring these magnificent creatures on our shores is much needed.
Singapore's sponge guru), about the rediscovery of the Neptune's Cup Sponge for the first time in 100 years in Singapore's waters. Today, he shared more details about how the sponge might actually need to be reclassified, based on his close study of the specimens found in our waters.
TeamSeagrass some time ago to study our seagrasses on our other shores! Thidarat Noiraksar of Thailand also shared very exciting (for me) details about the seaweeds she had found on St. John's Island. I really learnt a lot from her talk.
Beting Bronok our only Northern submerged reef. This was put up at a lovely set up with live animals from the reef.
St John's Island. It's great to know that such vibrant and enthusiastic scientists are hard at work on our shores.
More on the Mega Marine Survey blog.
Other posts about the event