02 September 2019

Terumbu Raya is amazing

A small team surveyed this submerged reef opposite Pulau Semakau at dawn. They saw amazing marine life!
I did not survey as I was helping the CODEFISH team to sample for marine fishes. Work on this continues even after the end of the Singapore Marine Fishes Expedition 2019 last month.

Here's some of the highlights of what the survey team saw.

01 September 2019

Labrador shore still alive

Labrador is our last natural mainland reef, located next to the massive Pasir Panjang container terminal and near petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom.
Living shores of Labrador
This morning, a small team found lush seagrass meadows with flowering seagrasses, and reefy areas with interesting marine life. Thanks to NParks for permission and for accompanying us on the survey!

31 August 2019

Amazing living reefs of Kusu Island

Minutes from the Central Business District are the living reefs of Kusu Island! We survey it well before dawn, with the lights of mainland Singapore on the horizon.
Living reefs of Kusu Island
The corals are doing well and seagrasses too! The rest of the team had awesome sightings: Giant clam, cone snails, moray eel, special stingray, feather stars and more. Unfortunately, I came across a large fish trap laid on living corals.

30 August 2019

East Coast Park is alive!

Well before dawn, a small team surveys the seagrasses and corals at East Coast Park.
Surveying East Coast Park
There are some impressive corals on this shore near the seawalls. On the horizon, the lights of the many large ships parked off the East Coast.
Boulder pore coral (Porites sp.)
Can we plan coastal works to allow reefs, mangroves and seagrasses to naturally regenerate? Naturalise canals leading to the sea for a continuum of freshwater wetlands to mangroves? Imagine what's possible! Reefs and natural marine ecosystems at our doorstep, for all in the City to enjoy.

29 August 2019

Wild fun for kids during the September school holidays!

Exciting nature activities specially for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Free fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity!
Chek Jawa Boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs, Aug 2019
Make a difference for Coney Island with Project IsLand-A-Hand! Every evening at Jurong Lake Gardens, join a lantern walk and learn about the biodiversity there. Join nature camps at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve or Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Explore the wetlands of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park, tour the Chek Jawa boardwalk, or learn about gardening with Sara, the Botanicosaurus. Many are free, all require registration.

26 August 2019

Prof Wong Poh Poh's comments on PM's speech on climate change and rising seas

Prof Wong Poh Poh had asked me to share on wildsingapore, his thoughts about PM Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally speech on climate change and rising sea levels.
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Here are Prof Wong's comments without any changes. I absolutely agree with his points 4-6, and learned so much from his other points.


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