Entries from August 2008

Hantu Blog adopts a Cyrene seastar!

Date August 26, 2008

The Hantu Blog lent its support to local marine group Cyrene Star Trackers by adopting a knobbly seastar at this year’s IYOR Reef Celebrations at the Botanical Gardens The Hantu Blog believes that the marine protection movement is a dynamic one, and it takes all sorts of groups and individuals working within unique systems in [...]

Ecological extinction and evolution in the brave new ocean

Date August 26, 2008

A new report by Jeremy B. C. Jackson* This year has been full of bad news regarding marine ecosystems: one-third of coral species threatened with extinction, dead-zones spread to 415 sites, half of U.S. reefs in fair or bad condition, increase in ocean acidification, tuna and shark populations collapsing, and only four percent of ocean [...]

IYOR Launch

Date August 10, 2008

Ria provides a comprehensive write up of the IYOR Launch at the Botanical Gardens over this weekend on the IYOR Blog. She’s got lots of pictures and a run down of all the events and side shows that took places over the past two days. Meet the people who worked hard to get the event [...]

Singapore Celebrates Our Reefs!

Date August 9, 2008

While everyone has glued to their TV screens on Aug 8 for the opening of the Beijing Olympics, some very busy people were fussing themselves at the Botanical Gardens for the official launch of the International Year of the Reef: Singapore Celebrates Our Reefs! The Hantu Blog was amongst 7 NGOs present at the event [...]

Got Time?

Date August 5, 2008

What would you do if you had some spare time on your hands? What would you do if you’ve been anticipating going diving all week only to wake up late on the weekend to realise you’ve missed your boat? Speaking for myself I probably waste time being upset at myself and get all stressed out [...]

Blog Log! 27 July, 2008!

Date August 5, 2008

It’s been awhile since you took a look at underwater Hantu! I hope the pictures this dive satiate your cravings! But before all that… a weather report! It’s the middle of the year and when we should be expecting hot and dry days, many of you on this island Republic will realise that it’s been [...]

Official launch of International Year of the Reef – Singapore Coral Paradise 2018

Date August 4, 2008

Join us for a fun filled celebration of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2008 on Friday 8 August 2008, from 4-7pm at Function Hall, Botany Centre of the Singapore Botanic Gardens!IYOR 2008 is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and to motivate people [...]