Entries from October 2009

Hong Kong's ghostly seas warn of looming tragedy

Date October 31, 2009

By Lawrence Bartlett Yahoo News 29 Oct 09; HONG KONG (AFP) – The live fish facing death in the glass tanks in Hong Kong’s famous seafood restaurants tell a strange and haunting tale of a looming global tragedy. At the heart of their story is the bizarre fact that there are more fine fish swimming [...]

Experimental Home

Date October 27, 2009

A blenny makes a home out of an experiment. This blenny on the reef of Pulau Hantu, has made a home out of a silt trap. Bet few predators can squeeze into this little tube.

Blog Log, 25 October 2009: Pipefish, et al

Date October 27, 2009

Though the day started out with ran and divers looked at each other nervously as we approached the island, hopes were raised when all of a sudden the gray clouds cleared and the sunshine burst through the water to illuminate the reef. Though it was a little silty, the visibility was at a comfortable 2-3 [...]

Nature is Changing: Copenhagen and beyond – what does it mean for Asia?

Date October 27, 2009

Event title: Nature is Changing: Copenhagen & Beyond – What does it mean for Asia? Date/Time: 11 Nov 2009, 5-7pm Venue: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Auditorium, Level 3 Blk B, Faculty of Law, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469G Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772 RSVP: Admission is free, but registration is required. To [...]

Singapore nightlife revealed

Date October 25, 2009

Thought this city was just about a 24hr buzz above water? Think again! Once the sun goes over the horizon, a bell is sounded for all sorts of bizarre critters to come out and roam the reef! It’s also a great time to get some photos of the fish because they were all asleep. Some [...]

Singapore nightlife

Date October 25, 2009

What’s going on beneath the water’s surface on a Friday night? LOTS! Hantu Blog volunteers, Peimin, Cindy, Chay Hoon, Abby and myself plunge into the dark waters of Singapore for a spectacular wildlife experience! Here’s a sample of our experience in a tiny video clip. Pictures coming soon!

Free Lecture: The Influence of Climate Change on Maritime Australia and Pacific Islands: Biology and Business

Date October 23, 2009

Presented by Professor Michael Kingsford, Head of the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, JCU Australia Synopsis: Global climate change is the biggest issue facing resource managers and poses a great challenge to businesses. Unless business adapts to changing resources, gives greater attention to sustainable behaviour and reduces the use of fossil fuel then there [...]

A day out with Terry Gosliner

Date October 21, 2009

Coming through Singapore for one day only, en route to the Indonesian archipelago for an expedition, Terry Gosliner, author of books like “Indo Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs”, and “Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific: Animal Life from Africa to Hawaii Exclusive of the Vertebrates”, wriggled out of his busy schedule for just 4 hours [...]

Razorfish on Pulau Hantu's reef

Date October 21, 2009

With the outgoing currents blasting through the channels around and between Pulau Hantu yesterday, we strayed only as far as the reef crest and enjoyed some local marine life in the shallow waters.

Exploring Singapore's City Reefs!

Date October 11, 2009

When you surface from a dive at Hantu, the first things you see are oil refineries and industry all around. Surfacing from a dive at Keppel Bay, you’re surrounded not only by some of the most expensive real-estate on the island, but also by cranes and sky scrapers! Who’d have thought just putting your face [...]