Entries from November 2011

President Tony Tan visits Chek Jawa

Date November 29, 2011

On Friday, I was among several nature volunteers that were invited to welcome President Tony Tan to our shores at Chek Jawa. The President, together with the first lady and their grandson, were greeted with beautiful weather out at the mudflats where young volunteers gave an introduction to the local odd and curious marine fauna.

Marine Talks at National Geographic Store

Date November 29, 2011

On Saturday, it was my turn to give a talk at the National Geographic Store at Vivocity. I’m really happy that the store decided to create this marine month for a few of us to share with others our experience of exploring our seas and coastline. Walking around the store, we see a lot of [...]

Slug-filled Weekend

Date November 25, 2011

Regular diver and nudibranch hunter, Toh Chay Hoon, joined the Hantu Blog over the weekend and spotted a heap of nudibranches, including two palm-sized Dendrodoris nudibranch, which she excitedly surfaced from the dive to talk about!

The Hantu Blogger Speaks!

Date November 21, 2011

As a part of the National Geographic Store‘s Marine Month, Hantu Blogger Debby Ng will be speaking instead of blowing through her regulator, all in an effort to share her experience of diving and exploring Singapore’s reefs for the past nine years! There’s no better way to spend the weekend! (Apart from an actual dive [...]

Hawksbill Turtle at Pulau Hantu!

Date November 8, 2011

Jeffry Low and Jani Tanzil bumped into a Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at Pulau Hantu yesterday! Jeffrey described that the turtle was rubbing itself against a rock, perhaps to dislodge a parasite, or simply because it had an itch to scratch!

The City Reef at Keppel Bay

Date November 7, 2011

Hantu Blog volunteers were a part of the effort to help discover and document the marine life beneath the Marina at Keppel Bay. The Marina has put together a wonderful website for what is now known as the City Reef at Keppel Bay.

Tambja nudibranch meets current

Date November 7, 2011

A Tambja nudibranch (Tambja sp.) pushes through the currents along the reefs of Pulau Hantu, Singapore. We saw a heap of Tambja nudibranches out at Pulau Hantu today, and I’m not exaggerating! Check out the pix below! This is just a hint of the amazing trip out to Hantu we made today! Stick around to [...]

Fish Fatale!

Date November 6, 2011

It looks unassuming, but this is one potent fish! I almost missed this squat and grumpy-looking Hollow-cheeked stonefish as it blended seamlessly with its silty, algae-encrusted surroundings, but as I swam over it, I managed to catch it at just the right angle to pick out the shape of its upturned mouth and spiny dorsal [...]