Entries Categorized as 'Events'

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 […]

Cryptic Critters on Whips, Crinoids, and in the Dirt

Date June 7, 2013

Not only are we on an expedition, we’re on an expedition in really turbid waters. Losing your buddy is a given. But you won’t be able to do any work at all if you lose your equipment. So the less things you have to focus on getting a grip on, the better. In an attempt […]

Surveying the Deep

Date June 7, 2013

The first Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey began in 2011, but this is the first time that diving is included as a survey method! Diving wasn’t included in the surveys conducted through 2011 and 2012 because the habitats that comprised mudflats and tidal shores along the Johor Strait, were not suitable for diving. This years Southern […]

Visit to the mangroves with Shell

Date January 25, 2013

This evening, Ria Tan and I had the very special opportunity to share our wonderful mangroves with the staff from Shell. Most of the staff that came for today’s walk work at the Bukom Refinery just adjacent to Pulau Hantu. They have seen and heard of Pulau Hantu but have not been for a walk […]

Hantu Blog @ Tanjong Katong Girls School

Date January 25, 2013

The Hantu Blog gave a talk to about 90 students and teachers at Tanjong Katong Girls School on Thursday. Apart from learning lots about Singapore’s marine life, students also learned that there are many simple ways that ordinary people can become involved in our community to help promote and safeguard the future of our natural […]

Talks at National Junior College High

Date October 30, 2012

As part of National Junior College High’s Science & Discovery Day, the Hantu Blog gave a talk to some 200 Junior High students, over two sessions.

Ria Tan at the National Geographic Store

Date December 3, 2011

Ria Tan gave a wonderful and inspiring talk today at the National Geographic Store at Vivocity. Together with the crowd that included grandparents and children, Ria took us to explore some remote, and not-so-remote coastlines in Singapore, all in air-conditioned comfort! The crowd 00hed and ahhed as Ria went though a small collection of photographs […]

27 Jul (Wed): Discussion on "The Seacil Artificial Reef" hosted by the Nature Society (Singapore)

Date July 7, 2011

The Seacil Artificial Reef project aims to restore and preserve corals at Sentosa and Labrador Park, says the Nature Society (Singapore) announcement. A seacil being ‘launched’ at Sentosa, from an article on the project in Innovation, Vol 7 No. 1 The project was a source of controversy a few years back, the Society adds. Nature […]

Sea Anemones of Pulau Hantu

Date June 22, 2011

After attending the very enlightening and entertaining talk by sea anemone expert, Dr. Daphne Fautin at NUS this evening, I was inspired to put together a little photo presentation of sea anemone’s that can be found in the reefs around Pulau Hantu. Above: Singapore’s anemone fauna contains elements of both Pacific & Indian Oceans; this […]