18 May 2022

Kusu Island doing well

This rich shore lies just opposite the Central Business District and only takes a few minutes by fast boat to reach. Here, I often see the delicate corals that are less commonly seen elsewhere.
Living shores of Kusu Island, May 2022
The corals are looking very well! The rest of the team also saw otters, Giant clam, cone snail.

17 May 2022

Sentosa Tanjung Rimau

The regular team surveyed Sentosa Tg Rimau this morning. The shore was very much alive!
Photos by Richard Kuah
Thanks to Kelvin Yong for leading the trip. More photos by the team in the links below.

04 May 2022

Hantu Diversion

Due to fierce weather, we divert to Pulau Hantu from our original plan to survey Pulau Jong. Thus today, explored parts of Pulau Hantu that we seldom survey.
Living shores of Pulau Hantu, May 2022
The team found lots of soft corals, feather stars and sadly, some large dead Giant clams. Kelvin flew the drone flew when the rain stopped. I checked out the mangroves that have settled naturally on the seawalls and they are doing fine.

03 May 2022

Wild romance on Terumbu Pempang Tengah

In a mizzle (miserable drizzle), we land at first light on Terumbu Pempang Tengah. And immediately encounter a 'Nat Geo' moment.
Living shores of Terumbu Pempang Tengah, May 2022
Corals and seagrasses here seem alright. And there were also many other interesting marine life sightings.

21 April 2022

Pulau Semakau (East) in the rain

A small hard core team surveys Pulau Semakau next to the Semakau Landfill and near petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom. Despite its location, it has living reefs with amazing marine life.
Photos by Che Cheng Neo, Juria Toramae and Richard Kuah
For the first time in more than 20 years, I couldn't make it for a survey at the last minute. I am so grateful the rest of the volunteers went ahead despite the rain and it also seems that the tide was not a low as predicted. From the photos they shared, the shore looks pretty similar to our last survey in Aug 21. There was long Tape seagrass, and one live large Giant clam and many nudibranchs. 

20 April 2022

Two-clam day at Terumbu Bemban

We arrive at first light on Terumbu Bemban, a submerged reef off Pulau Semakau.
Living shores of Terumbu Bemban, Apr 2022
While the small reefy patch on this shore seemed to have declined, we saw two live Giant clams and there were signs of good seagrass growth. The team also saw seahorse, shark and other interesting marine life. And our skipper saw six sea turtles.

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