02 December 2021

East Coast Park - Surprising intertidal adventures for the family

East Coast Park shores are easy for ordinary people to explore at low spring tide. Amazing marine life have naturally regenerated on these artificial shores.
There are living sandy shores, seagrass meadows and even patches of coral reefs! But beware of the Stonefish.

16 November 2021

Sentosa (Tg Rimau) is well

A small team checked up on the shores at Sentosa Tg Rimau shores on 6 Nov 2021 with kind permission from NParks and Sentosa Development Corporation. 
Photos by Loh Kok Sheng.

It was great to see that corals were doing well: a good variety of hard and soft corals, with no mass coral bleaching. The Tape seagrasses had long leaves and both male and female flowers were blooming! Also the usual interesting  marine life from octopuses to flatworms. And first sighting of Upsidedown jellyfish - perhaps from the mangroves nearby on the mainland?

07 November 2021

Sisters’ Islands Marine Park closed until Mar 2024

Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is closed for enhancement works till end March 2024 - from the NParks website.
Sisters Islands from St John's Island
The Sisters Islands seen from St John's Island

But you can still visit the Marine Park Gallery at St John's Island! 

10 October 2021

Berlayar Creek is alive!

A small team checked up on the shores at Berlayar Creek on 9 Oct with kind permission from NParks..
This interesting shore next to Labrador MRT station has mangroves, rocky shore, seagrass meadows and sandy shores!

24 August 2021

Fishy at Pulau Tekukor with otters!

We did the last predawn survey for the year at Pulau Tekukor. This very rocky shore is just a few hundred metres from Sentosa and its western shore is part of the Sisters' Islands Marine Park. 
Living shores of Pulau Tekukor, Aug 2021
The team saw seven otters having breakfast on the island, found two Giant clams and lots more! The corals and seagrasses here appear to be fine.

23 August 2021

Five-clam day at Pulau Semakau (East)

In the last of the morning low spring tides of the year, we survey Pulau Semakau next to the Semakau Landfill and near petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom.
Living shores of Pulau Semakau (East), Aug 2021
Despite its location, this shore has living reefs with giant anemones, anemonefishes and lots more. The team found 5 Giant clams!

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