Yesterday, when I stopped by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Prof Peter Ng showed us the very special spider crab.
NParks National Biodiversity Centre. And Toh Chay Hoon, among our most experienced divers, stops by to share ideas.
earlier blog post.
Tropical Marine Science Institute folks led by Helen Wong. Tan Kai-xin shared with me photos on her phone of the vast array of items stocked in mind-boggling numbers neatly at base camp! It is being dubbed the St John's mini mart!
South Cyrene and Cyrene, Beting Bemban Besar and Terumbu Bemban, Pulau Tekukor, Terumbu Pempang Laut and Terumbu Pempang Tengah, Terumbu Semakau and Pulau Jong.
these simple pages on wildsingapore so Southern Expedition participants (and others) can get a brief idea.
To better prepare local staff, students and volunteers in identifying some of the more mysterious marine creatures, there was a fascinating workshop on bryozoans and hydroids. We had great field trips like the one with Dr Dennis Gordon where Kwan Siong found the marvelous amphibious bryozoan at Lim Chu Kang mangroves. More about what we learnt and did during the workshops.
To prepare for dredging some of Singapore's deepest waters, Dr Bertrand led a trial seabed survey this week. Thanks to Rene Ong we get a glimpse of some of the amazing creatures found at the bottom of Singapore's seas such as this basket star.
|Photo by Rene Ong.|
|Photo by Rene Ong.|
Volunteer sign up for the Southern Expedition are already closed due to limited places and early logistical arrangements needed for participation.
But no worries, you CAN still join the Survey! Lots of surveys will continue after the Expedition, just at a less frenzied rate. There will be lots of other opportunities for volunteers to participate in dredging, field surveys as well as laboratory sessions. To join the Mega Marine Survey, register your interest in this form and you'll be invited to join the mailing list to receive updates on the Survey and sign up for Survey activities. Also check out the FAQs for more about the Survey.