Entries from September 2009

Blog Log, 27 September: A sluggish F1 weekend

Date September 29, 2009

We started our single-cylinder bumboat engine and raced toward the island. The sky looked overcast and many divers prophesied rain but it turned out on the contrary to be a really hot weekend! More importantly, what got the divers so eager to get into the water was the fantastic visibility that we observed as we [...]

21-23 Oct (Wed-Fri): ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009

Date September 28, 2009

The theme of the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009 is “Biodiversity in Focus – 2010 and Beyond”. The sub-themes selected for the Conference reflect the current global and regional priorities: (a) Biodiversity and Climate Change; (b) Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilisation; and (c) Economics of Ecosystems [...]

29 Sep (Tue): Talk on "Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity – Lessons from a Small Red Dot"

Date September 28, 2009

A talk by Prof. Peter Ng, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Biological Sciences, the National University of Singapore. The biodiversity implications of climate change events are very grave and a whole suite of catastrophes have been predicted; from massive changes in ecosystems, die-offs of whole communities and mass extinctions [...]

Free Talk! Walk on the Wild Side: Marine Conservation in Singapore

Date September 18, 2009

Date: 26 Sep, Saturday Time: 3pm – 4pm Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Auditorium (Level 3) Speaker: Mr Jeffrey Low Language: English Admission is free. No registration or reservation is needed. Singapore is well known as a “Garden City”, but there isĀ  another “garden” that most people do not see that exists just off shore. Singapore’s [...]

Fun Quizzes by Planet Green

Date September 16, 2009

What’s your oceans IQ? Test your smarts on ocean science, fishing, climate change effects and more. Know Your Marine Life? How much do you know about what’s living in our oceans?

Corals at Keppel Bay

Date September 3, 2009

Ria Tan calls me at 4pm today and asks if I had any plans for the evening. I did, but I wanted to hear what exciting news she was bearing that couldn’t wait. Turns out, Francis Olsen, Chief Marina Officer at Marina at Keppel Bay, learned about what wonderful stuff there is in Singapore waters, [...]

Turtle sighting at Pulau Hantu

Date September 2, 2009

The Hantu Blog’s latest volunteer, Hazel Chew, blogs about her experience at Pulau Hantu on Sunday. Swing by her Blog to see more of what she saw!