Entries Categorized as 'News'

New Species of Crab Discovered at Pulau Hantu

Date July 15, 2016

Leucosiid crabs resemble pieces of coral rubble so well that it is almost impossible to see them unless they move [1]. In Singapore, two such leucosiids have previously been reported, both originally encountered at Pulau Hantu [2]. In June 2016, a new species was added to the list, Nursia tohae. It was spotted by none [...]

Cats on Pulau Hantu

Date July 14, 2016

A group of campers who spent the night at Pulau Hantu in June shared with us the sighting of 3 feral cats during the night, one of which they managed to get a photo of. We are deeply concerned that people have been bringing their cats to the island to be abandoned. It might seem [...]

Singapore Marine Life for Kids!

Date June 27, 2014

Pulau Hantu and the work of the Hantu Blog was recently featured in the pages of Think Earth, a magazine by the educational company, Nature Craft! Think Earth is a magazine for youths published in collaboration with National Wildlife Federation, USA, which is a wildlife organisation that’s dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat, and inspiring a [...]

Hantu Blog in Challenge Magazine

Date March 26, 2014

In July 2013, during a routine public dive at Pulau Hantu, divers came across a reef strewn with large, industrial, marine debris. We posted the findings on our blog, and reported the incident to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The events that followed were unexpected, in a good way! Hantu Blog volunteers [...]

Hantu Blog featured on Media Corp TV

Date March 14, 2014

The work of the Hantu Blog was recently featured on Green Footprints, a production by Media Corp TV‘s Channel U!

Hantu Blog on National Radio!

Date August 14, 2013

In case you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to Hantu Blogger, Debby Ng, share her experiences of diving in Singapore waters at the 938Live website!

Sea turtles nesting in Singapore

Date July 28, 2013

Last weekend, David Tan, a volunteer with the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity sighted something extraordinary along our shores – a sea turtle preparing its nest along East Coast Beach! This was indeed a very unique and special experience that very few people in the world get to witness. And it’s mind-blowing to consider that a [...]

She dives to make a difference

Date July 9, 2013

The New Paper July 6, 2013 By: Jose Hong

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!