15 March 2020

White sediments on Chek Jawa - where is it coming from?

Today, at Chek Jawa off the boardwalk, there was a long stretch of white sediments on the high shore.
White sediments washing up on Chek Jawa
Opposite this stretch of white sediments, there was work on part of the boadwalk. Is this where the sediments came from?

10 March 2020

Beting Bemban Besar - corals, seagrasses and signs of dugong!

A large team turned out to survey Beting Bemban Besar even though it was a weekday. Which is a good thing because this submerged reef is HUGE!
Living reefs of Beting Bemban Besar, Mar 2020
It was great to see that seagrasses have started to cover large areas, although not very densely. I even saw what looked like dugong feeding trails! There are many kinds of corals at the reef edge, most were alright although I saw a few that were very pale and even bleaching. The team found colourful nudibranchs, cushion stars, large anemones with anemonefish and more!

09 March 2020

Starry at Pasir Ris

A small team surveys another part of Pasir Ris Park shores. We are delighted to see fresh lush seagrasses, rocks dotted with sponges and thus nudibranchs!
Pasir Ris intertidal
We also saw many large sea stars! Even well loved and easily accessed shores are very much alive.

March school holidays sea shore happenings

Bring your kids and the family for these shore happenings during the upcoming school holidays. Most are free and all are fun!
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Main Bridge
Learn about shorebirds, crocodiles, and the waters and mudflats of Sungei Buloh. Join the Young Naturalist Camp for a whole day of learning and fun! Explore Coney Island or Changi Beach. Join a special kayaking trip at Sentosa designed those without kayaking experience, and welcoming kids and furkids.

06 March 2020

New Nature Park at Khatib Bongsu by 2030

NParks has announced that there will be a new nature park at Khatib Bongsu, a rich mangrove and mudflat habitat on the northeastern coast of Singapore. The upcoming 40-hectare nature park will be an important stopover for migratory shorebirds and complements the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Kayaking to Khatib Bongsu
Kayaking through Khatib Bongsu.
This is part of NParks' plants to have at least another 200 hectares of nature parks by 2030.

02 March 2020

NParks ceases guided intertidal walks at Big Sisters Island

From the NParks website: "Thank you for your support for the intertidal guided walks over the past 5 years. As part of efforts to review the outreach and educational activities offered on the island, we are ceasing NParks-led guided walks at Big Sister’s Island."
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (15 Aug 2014)
Families at one of the first intertidal walks in Aug 2014.


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