Entries Categorized as 'Events'

What is biodiversity and why should we care?

Date July 2, 2015

Imagine having to eat the same food over and over again forever! Not fun. And probably not good for you either. The same way a healthy body depends on a varied and diverse diet, the health of our planet depends on the diversity of living things and ecosystems to provide all the conditions we need [...]

Our Reefs in Motion

Date April 16, 2014

Here’s a sneek peek at what Singapore reefs look like underwater. This short video presentation was put together for the National Museum of Singapore‘s exhibition about the Islands of Singapore that will be launched and open to the public in June 2014!

26-27 Feb Symposium: How will Singapore’s shores cope with climate change?

Date February 11, 2014

Learn more at this FREE symposium on the impacts of sea level rise, extreme weather events and spread of invasive species on Singapore’s shores. Also about our natural ecosystems: seagrasses, coral reefs, mangroves and awesome marine life like giant clams! The symposium will be a great opportunity meet with scientists, engineers, people from government and [...]

Salvaging Efforts at Pulau Hantu

Date August 4, 2013

Following last weekend’s findings of large marine debris on the reefs of Pulau Hantu, and Monday’s scan of the reefs by MPA to locate and confirm the location of this debris, Hantu Blog volunteers returned on Saturday with scientists from the Blue Water Volunteers and NUS Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, to observe and assist [...]

Biodiversity in Singapore – Not Extinct!

Date July 17, 2013

When visitors to the festival were told by volunteers at the recent Biodiversity Festival, held at VivoCity Shopping Center from 13-14 July, that the animals they were looking at (in photographs or in jars!) were still alive and surviving in Singapore, many of them were awed speechless.

Festival of Biodiversity – No need to dive!

Date July 9, 2013

Don’t dive? No worries! This weekend the Hantu Bloggers will join several nature groups at Vivocity to bring nature and wildlife into the malls and into your hearts! Ever wondered what we can see in the seas around Singapore? This is your chance! Not only will you be able to visit our seas, but you’ll [...]

The Wild Western Submerged Reefs

Date June 22, 2013

On the last day of the Mega Marine Survey, we visited the wild wild western reefs of Terumbu Pempang. These submerged reefs are less frequented by leisure divers as they are not easy to find, and even the seasoned researchers we had aboard our vessel had not dived these reefs before! Shortly into the dive, [...]

Enigmatic Crustaceans (and other spineless wonders)

Date June 22, 2013

We revisit Pulau Hantu! As you can see, the visibility was much better this time around and we could actually see the reef. I think the sponges and black coral in the photo above appreciate the sunlight too!

On top, Inside, and Within

Date June 22, 2013

There’s life to be found in all sorts of weird and unexpected places on the reef. This tiny and beautiful cowrie was found on the surface of a soft coral at Pulau Jong, on a dive survey conducted during the Mega Marine Survey. It would have been easily missed without careful inspection!

The Silt Thickens

Date June 9, 2013

The heavy loading of silt in Singapore waters can make it a real challenge for the larvae of many marine flora and fauna to settle onto the reef habitat, where they need to secure themselves to in order to feed and mature. Just imagine you’re trying to plant flowers in a garden that’s getting rained [...]