Entries from April 2008

Earth Day Coral Spawning Dive

Date April 27, 2008

I’m sure some of you who couldn’t make it for this dive have been wondering how much you’ve missed. The consolation is that you didn’t miss the coral spawning, but you still missed on some truly incredible night diving! (Above: Anemone with ascidians) Marine biologist Jeffery Low was the unofficial scientific officer for this dive, [...]

Back Log

Date April 27, 2008

Wow! So much has happened this week! From the dive on Thursday in an attempt to catch this years coral spawning, to the talk on Saturday at the Botanical Gardens, now I’m getting ready for tomorrow’s dive! Phew! But one thing at a time! Here’s a taste of what our Earth Day night dive at [...]

Coral Spawning at Pulau Hantu

Date April 21, 2008

This year’s mass coral spawning in Singapore is estimated to fall over the next few days, from 23 – 25 April, 2008. As this period falls over Earth Day week, we’re making this dive a part of our Earth Day 2008 activities! If you’d like to join us for this dive, you have at least [...]

Talk: Southern Haunt

Date April 21, 2008

DATE & TIME : Saturday 26 April 2pm – 1pm VENUE : Function Hall Botany Centre, Singapore Botanical Gardens. Synopsis: Pulau Hantu is one of Singapore’s most renowned Southern Islands. Despite its prominence, it is constantly left to cope with a relentlessly changing coastline and marine environment. For a long time, the threats to Pulau [...]

Hantu cleared of ghost net, thoughts arise for Earth Day

Date April 21, 2008

While most people are waiting for April 22, Earth Day to do their bit for the environment, nature enthusiast, educator, poet, and naturalist in his own right, Joseph Lai, has already swung into action to help save local reefs a tangle at a time. Whilst I was at ADEX on Saturday, Joseph was leading a [...]

Hantu Blog reaches out at ADEX

Date April 20, 2008

Thanks to Ria for posting these pictures and her comments of the local conservation outreach efforts at ADEX today (April 19)! Without her swift photo taking action I wouldn’t have the opportunity to generate this little blog! Not only did the event allow an exchange of information between nature groups and the public, but it [...]

Talk: Are there Coral Reefs in Singapore?

Date April 20, 2008

DATE & TIME : Tuesday 22 April 11am – 12pm VENUE : Function Hall Botany Centre Join Mr Jeffrey Low as he shares with us the splendor of our local coral reefs. Synopsis: To start off the Biodiversity Talk series is our very own Mr Jeffrey Low from the National Biodiversity Centre Branch. He will [...]

The Hantu Blog at ADEX

Date April 19, 2008

This year’s Asia Dive Expo will be from 18-20 April at Suntec, Singapore. At the International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Hantu Blog will be present at the inaugural ADEX Eco Village as part of the International Year of the Reef group of organisations. Join the Hantu Blog along with other local groups and NGOs [...]

Hantu Seahorse features on US website

Date April 11, 2008

Pulau Hantu’s iconic sea critter, the Tigertail seahorse, makes its North American debut at Nature Online, the Web site of the popular American public television series Nature. The series is produced by channel Thirteen/WNET New York, the highest-rated public TV station in the US, offering a wealth of programming from the Public Broadcasting Service. The [...]

Ecological Research Being Conducted

Date April 8, 2008

The Hantu Blog yesterday received an email from ERM, an environmental consulting agency, requesting the following information: average number of divers that go to the island week which of the areas are the most popular for diving average number of boats that visit the island weekly (plus number of people per boat) Apart from explaining [...]