06 December 2018

Volunteer manager wanted for Pulau Hantu dives

You don't need to be a diver to help make these local dives possible. So more can experience and learn about Singapore's own wild reefs!
If you love Singapore reefs and have the organisational and communication skills to plan monthly dive trips for us, The Hantu Blog want to hear from you!


26 November 2018

Berlayar Creek AND Labrador surveys!

Making full use of the spring low tide! While half the team headed for Labrador, I checked out Berlayar Creek shores with the rest of the team.
Berlayar Creek boardwalk
The sandy shores are alive and large seagrass patches have taken root at the mouth of the Creek. We saw for the first time, a Common sea star! And lots of other interesting marine life. At Labrador, the situation is about the same as our last survey in Aug 2017.


25 November 2018

Terumbu Pempang Tengah is alive

Located near Jurong Island and next to Pulau Bukom and the petrochemical plants there. And yet, this large submerged reef has corals and other reef life!
Living reefs of Terumbu Pempang Tengah
I was glad to see the field of living branching corals are still doing well, lots of large leathery soft corals. And Alex our skipper saw many small sea turtles around the boat while we were out on the survey. But sadly, the seagrass situation there seems to have deteriorated.

24 November 2018

Living shores of Beting Bemban Besar

A glorious sunset at the end of a survey of the southern side of Beting Bemban Besar, a really huge submerged reef off Pulau Semakau.
Sunset at Beting Bemban Besar
It was great to see the seagrasses are still doing well, teeming with a variety of marine life. Reminds me of Cyrene! We also saw Giant clam, large Knobbly sea stars, 'Nemos' and Alex our skipper saw sea turtles around the big boat while we were out surveying.


18 November 2018

Let's help NParks stop grasscutters from littering plastic strings

Thanks to NParks sharing background on the issue and the immediate and long-term steps they are taking to stop grasscutters from littering plastic nylon strings. This follows my letter to NParks and MSO on 7 Nov.
Some of the many sightings of plastic strings
found by the public since Aug 2018.
NParks has instructed their contractors to stop littering. In the longer term, NParks hopes where possible, to convert grass areas into Nature Ways. NParks appreciates the sightings and mapping and hopes the public can continue to help pick up legacy string and share sightings, in order to keep track of the situation and permanently resolve this issue.
Sightings are updates on this public google map.

12 November 2018

2 Dec (Sun): Let’s Act on the Singapore Blue Plan 2018!

Join this FREE workshop to put the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 into action! Share your ideas. Be part of the change that you want to see!
The marine community at the Launch of
the Singapore Blue Plan 2018. Photo by Dr Tan Heok Hui
This workshop will focus one of the six recommendations in the Blue Plan: Environmental Education and Science Communication.

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