Entries from June 2007

Blog Log! June 17

Date June 18, 2007

A nice coral head Last Sunday wasn’t too good a day for being outdoors. As you all might know, we had torrential rains almost all of last week, which probably accounted for the disappointing or rather, challenging visibility conditions at the island. A phyllidia sea slug To add to that, we thought that as we [...]

Animal release

Date June 7, 2007

White Manta Diving, a local dive operator will be conducting an “Adopt-a-fish” program over the weekend in areas that include the Johor Marine Park and the Anambas archipelago. For an adoption fee of between $18-$90, tourists can release a frogfish, a pair of seahorses or a pair of mandarinfish into reefs close to the dive [...]

Banded pipefish and stalky swimmers

Date June 6, 2007

Samson Tan joined the Hantu Blog for his first dive into local waters! He has guided and attended several reef walks with the Raffles Museum Toddycats and the Blue Water Volunteers, but taking the plunge gave him a new and unexpected perspective of underwater life in Singapore! Above is one of the many great spots [...]

Ambiguous goby

Date June 5, 2007

The “goby?” photographed in last weekend’s Blog Log on May 27th has been identified as Amblygobius decussatus. Zeehan Jaafar from the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, explains: “We have not seen this species although historically known, but not in the museum specimens, except once individual from Jeff Low’s photo 8 months ago.”

Star studded Sentosa

Date June 4, 2007

The Wildfilms crew made a visit to Sentosa’s shores which are due for reclamation. Read about the dilemmas of raising awareness of our shores and view some of the amazing wildlife that can be spotted, such as mooncrabs (above) and Nemos, on the wildfilms blog.

Strange slugs and sweetlips

Date June 3, 2007

Ceratosama were amongst some of the critters I missed at last Sunday’s dive. For everything else small, elusive, and totally invisible check out Hui Bing’s site.