The intrepid Hantu Bloggers had another fantastic dive at Pulau Hantu. Sightings included new nudis and the elusive and amazing Comet! Reef Check had a session at Pulau Jong and sightings of remoras.
A quick lowish tide check of Sentosa revealed surprises including a pair of snapping shrimps in Acropora hard coral!
Meanwhile, the launch of the Marina Barrage resulted in a barrage of blog posts. With overviews of this new reservoir in the city, and discovery of a little patch of mangroves on the Marina East side of the Barrage with mudskippers, blooming trees and busy fishermen.
At the same time, there was an effort to reach Marina East from the East Coast side with some adventures along the way. There were also explorations to the other side of St John's Island and at Pulau Semakau.
Outreach for the shores
The Barrage was also the location of this year's Clean and Green Singapore launch. The young seagrassers from RGS who are monitoring Labrador meadows had a booth to share about our seagrass meadows.
Throughout the Carnival, there was also a whole range of talks about our reefs, marine biodiversity and Chek Jawa among others.
The NParks portion of the Carnival also had an interesting wall for people to leave comments about our wild places. There were some comments about our shores.
More web updates
- TeamSeagrass monitoring dates for 2009 are now on the blog.
- Origin of the name Lazarus Island.
- Some updates of nudis with the ID for a cute nudi at Sisters Island and the wondrous Melibe too.
- About the recent Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
- About the recent Kusu Island reefwalk with the Blue Water Volunteers.
- 30 Nov (Sun): Dive Pulau Hantu with the Hantu Bloggers
- 30 Nov (Sun): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
- 15 Nov (Sat): Kusu Island Reefwalk with the Blue Water Volunteers
- 15 Nov (Sat): Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research with the Nature Society (Singapore)
- 7 Nov (Fri): Workshop for Nature Guides - Echinoderms by the Leafmonkey Workshops
- Flood warning issued for East Johor: will Chek Jawa be affected?
- Crane barge to work off Sentosa's natural shore