22 January 2019

Cyrene affected by nearby reclamation?

Although it lies in the middle of an industrial triangle and major shipping lanes, Cyrene has some of Singapore's best shores.
Knobbly sea stars (Protoreaster nodosus
With lots of Knobbly sea stars, dugong feeding trails, giant clam and other amazing sightings, Cyrene is one of our favourite shores. Alas, it was noticeably sandier today. Affected by nearby reclamation? And we also came across large fish traps.

21 January 2019

Chek Jawa with signs of dugong

A small team did our annual survey of the northern shores of Chek Jawa. Here, a long sand bar shelters the large lagoon of Chek Jawa where seagrasses and marine life flourish.
Chek Jawa northern sand bar
Seagrasses also grow on the outer edge of the sand bar. I found for the first time a large patch of Smooth ribbon seagrass. I came across many dugong feeding trails and the usual marine life was still there. Had a quick look at the mangroves which were doing well. Thanks to NParks for permission to survey this shore.

17 January 2019

2 Feb is World Wetlands Day 2019

2 Feb is World Wetlands Day and in 2019, the theme is "We are not powerless against climate change"
In celebration of World Wetlands Day and specially for kids and families, explore Pasir Ris mangroves with volunteer nature guides from the Naked Hermit Crabs on this FREE guided tour of the boardwalk on 26 Jan (Sat) evening. Registration now open!
Families at Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk
Lots more activities in our wetlands and shores from 26 Jan to 3 Feb by NParks.

25 December 2018

Christmas corals at Kusu Island

Minutes from the Central Business District are the living reefs of Kusu Island!
Living reefs of Kusu Island, Dec 2018
We surveyed the amazing rich reef edge on Christmas Day! It was great to see the reefs were doing well.

24 December 2018

Seagrass stronghold at Sentosa

The beautiful natural shore at Sentosa Tanjung Rimau has living corals, lush seagrass meadows and natural cliffs cloaked in a coastal forest.
Living shores of Sentosa Tanjung Rimau, Dec 2018
This shore is a refuge for some rare coastal plants, and is among the few shores left in Singapore with lush Tape seagrasses with long leaves. Today, they were fruiting!

23 December 2018

Terumbu Pempang Laut is alive!

Terumbu Pempang Laut is still very much alive! We saw dugong feeding trails in the seagrass meadows there!
Living shores of Terumbu Pempang Laut
And two Giant clams! Although the corals seem alright, I did see many with pale patches.


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