Entries Categorized as 'Announcements'

Bleaching at Pulau Hantu

Date June 28, 2010

Ria Tan and Loh Kok Sheng visited Pulau Hantu early on Sunday to check out the island’s intertidal reef is responding to the widespread coral bleaching in the region, that’s been observed since May 2010.

Coral bleaching on our Southern shores?

Date June 2, 2010

By Ria Tan: It was heartbreaking to be away from the oil spill affected areas the last three days. But we were committed well before the spill to trips to our Deep South. Alas, another tragedy seems to be unfolding there. Our Southern shores include many submerged reefs. We visited three southern reefs over the […]

What is being done about the oil spill?

Date May 28, 2010

Extract from Wild Shores Summarising recent local media reports (with my snarky comments in brackets, I blame sleep deprivation): Out at sea, efforts were ramped up to clean up the initial 4 sq km area of oil slick from spreading inland. As part of the containment efforts, some 19 craft and 120 personnel used bio-degradable […]

On going damage control to clear slick on East Coast Beach

Date May 28, 2010

STOMPer Clifford was having his morning run at East Coast Park just now and spotted 2 cleaners clearing up the oil slick washed ashore the beach from a spill on Tuesday morning (May 25).

S.O.S. Files – A Journey to Sungai Pulai

Date April 26, 2010

S.O.S. stands for “save our Seahorses”, a non-profit group dedicated to saving the seahorse – a flagship creature is popularly known for. This marine handbook is a testament to to Sungai Pulai’s intriguing biodiversity, and the Hantu Blog is proud to have been able to contribute photos of marine life from Singapore for this effort! […]

Do you know about Singapore’s reefs?

Date March 16, 2010

As I was browsing through the stash of old theses in the lab, I came across one entitled “Human Impacts on Coral reefs in Singapore”. After reading through, I became inspired to compare the survey data obtained by William Ho (author of the thesis) with present-day data. Over a span of almost 20 years, will […]

Hantu Island an experimental site for costal protection design

Date November 24, 2009

Designing innovative coastal protection using ecosystem-based approaches By Peter Todd Increasing urbanisation in Singapore has resulted in extensive replacement of natural habitats with man-made habitats. A good example is the artificial seawall, that has becomes a ubiquitous feature of the coastline. Being vertically very steep, and structurally quite simple, this compressed intertidal region represents a […]

Nature Conservancy Green Gift Guide

Date November 24, 2009

The Nature Conservancy has come up with a special list of things you can do during this gift-giving holiday season, that won’t cost the Earth! Celebrate the joy of the season with Mother Nature herself by giving something back to the planet while sharing it with a loved one. It’s also something that’s different, unexpected, […]

Singapore nudibranch wins!

Date November 24, 2009

Our beautiful nudibranch won in last week’s EOL photo contest! The Encyclopedia of Life has a lively EOL flickr group with regular contests themed around various aspects of the Planet’s amazing biodiversity. So it was a great surprise that our humble but very handsome Chromodoris lineolata won the contest about ‘stripes’. Other entries included spectacular […]

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 […]