Entries Categorized as 'News'

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!

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 […]

Diving with the Minister of State

Date June 9, 2013

Every once in awhile, we are given a unique opportunity to showcase our marine life to some unique individuals who are influential, and possess a significant capacity to make a difference for our reefs! Today was one of those days as Senior Minister of State, Tan Chuan-Jin, came out diving with us! As this was […]

Wild About Nature

Date May 6, 2013

Nature groups have sprung up, holding walks, talks and scientific surveys. And interest in these activities is rising too. By Lea Wee Straits Times 5 May 13;

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.

Pulau Hantu After Recent Fire at Nearby Oil Refinery

Date October 2, 2011

Today I visited the shores and reefs of Pulau Hantu with Jeffrey Low, a Senior Conservation Officer at NParks. As the jetty on Pulau Hantu Kecil was closed, we dropped off at the south jetty and walked along the beaches and sea walls of Pulau Hantu Besar.

Impact of fluorosurfactants

Date October 2, 2011

Latest media reports say that while “the fire at the Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom has been fully extinguished, SCDF is still continuing foaming operations as there are still traces of fuel vapour in the affected areas.” In light of this, I thought it would be useful to find out more about fire fighting foam.

Pulau Hantu After Recent Fire at Nearby Oil Refinery

Date October 2, 2011

Latest media reports say that while “the fire at the Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom has been fully extinguished, SCDF is still continuing foaming operations as there are still traces of fuel vapour in the affected areas.” In light of this, I thought it would be useful to find out more about fire fighting foam. […]

Impact of fluorosurfactants

Date October 2, 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 […]

Fire at Shell’s Pulau Bukom Site

Date September 30, 2011

The video above was released on Wednesday, 28 September. More explosions occurred at noon on Thursday, 29 September. Read the rest of this entry »