Entries from August 2009

Blog Log, 30 August 2009

Date August 31, 2009

I’d expected the water visibility to be poor since it’d been raining the entire week but surprisingly, visibility on the reef was comfortable at about 1.5-2m. The visibility improved during the 2nd dive when rain clouds cleared and some sunlight finally joined us for our dive!

Ocean temperatures hit record high for July

Date August 21, 2009

Combined land and ocean surface temperatures for the world are fifth warmest on record The ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for July, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US. Incidentally, on 28 June 2009, the Hantu Blog recorded an underwater temperature of 31 degrees C, up from [...]

Helping Albacore tuna come out of the can

Date August 11, 2009

Scientists are set to study the earbones and organs of more than 2000 albacore tuna to better understand the growth, age and breeding patterns of this increasingly important species. Albacore tuna are harvested from tropical to temperate waters, mainly for canning, but also to satisfy the growing market for fresh fish in Europe and the [...]

Blog Log, 26 July 2009 (cont'd)

Date August 2, 2009

It’s real handy to have so many photographers out on a trip. The better it enables us to share with you and non-divers, the splendours that exist beneath the surface of Singapore’s waters. Regular Hantu Blog diver (and soon to be volunteer) Cindy Tan, is a real good spot when it comes to tiny things. [...]