21 April 2018

Semakau South with dolphins!

Next to the Semakau Landfill are living mangroves, seagrass meadows and reefs on Pulau Semakau.
Pinecone acropora coral (Acropora sp.)
As we were leaving, we spotted two dolphin briefly. No photos, but what a great encounter!

20 April 2018

Living seagrass meadows of Changi

Under the flight path of roaring planes from Changi, there are lush seagrass meadows.
Knobbly sea star (Protoreaster nodosus) at Changi
Studded with Knobbly sea stars and other amazing marine life!

19 April 2018

Cyrene surprises in the morning

Our first morning survey of 2018 is to Cyrene Reef! Although it lies in the middle of an industrial triangle and major shipping lanes, Cyrene has some of Singapore's best shores.
Living reefs at Cyrene
Besides giant sea stars, hidden fishes, strange snails, we also saw a large holey sand dollar for the first time there. And lots more!

18 April 2018

Butane gas spill off Life Firing Islands, 17 Apr 2018

A collision between an LPG tanker and a tanker resulted in a spill of 1,796 metric tonnes of butane gas.
The accident happened on 17 Apr 2018 at 2.30am about one nautical mile south of Tuas Extension in Singapore waters. Some of our most pristine shores lie nearby, such as the Live Firing Islands and large 'Terumbus' or submerged reefs.

17 April 2018

Seahorses and other odd fishes in seagrass meadows

Singapore lush seagrass meadows are a miniature underwater forest. Providing shelter for many animals that can't swim well.
Estuarine seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)
Here's more about seahorses and other odd-shaped fishes that are found in Singapore seagrass meadows. They often look unfish-like, and some also have strange ways of moving around.

15 April 2018

Beneath the flowering durian tree!

The durian trees on Pulau Ubin are flowering! Mama Crab Ley Kun is excited because in 100 days we will be able to taste the best durians in Singapore!
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
What a glorious day I had with families during the free monthly Naked Hermit Crab walk at Chek Jawa!


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