Today, a few of us stayed closer to Base Camp and discovered all kinds of interesting critters!
Every day, the low tide shifts by about an hour, which means departure gets later and later during the week. Today, we left at sunrise! One team headed out for Terumbu Raya, another for Terumbu Pempang Laut while yet another surveyed Pulau Hantu.
Ivan's tweets for more of what they did and found.
Dr Kevin Tilbrook's talk on 1 Jun (Sat) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
the first time we found one during the Northern Expedition. Thanks to Ivan who diligently tweeted all day, I learnt that there was also a snorkeling survey in the Base Camp lagoon.
Among the perks for cat lovers at the Expedition are the many cats at St John's Island. There is a pair of inseparable cats at Base Camp. One of them will raise his paw to beg for food when we are having dinner.
During the Expedition, I will try to post live updates on twitter as well as to facebook and the Mega Marine Survey facebook page. These will get less frequent as I start to do field work. I'm not very good at the smart phone in the field, and also, phone connections are not always strong enough to post regularly. So also check out tweets by participants using the hashtag for the Survey #MegaMarine. These are consolidated on the Mega Marine Survey blog.
Volunteer sign up for the Southern Expedition are already closed due to limited places and early logistical arrangements needed for participation.
But no worries, you CAN still join the Survey! Lots of surveys will continue after the Expedition, just at a less frenzied rate. There will be lots of other opportunities for volunteers to participate in dredging, field surveys as well as laboratory sessions. To join the Mega Marine Survey, register your interest in this form and you'll be invited to join the mailing list to receive updates on the Survey and sign up for Survey activities. Also check out the FAQs for more about the Survey.