Entries Categorized as 'Events'

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 […]

Blog Action Day – Coral Reefs of Pulau Hantu

Date October 15, 2010

Mention coral reefs in Singapore, and the first response you often get is, “there are coral reefs in Singapore?” I could’ve kept it my little secret, but it makes me too excited so I just have to tell the whole world about it – YES! There are coral reefs in Singapore! And you’d be surprised […]

Students talk about Singapore's future

Date November 14, 2009

Last month, the Hantu Blog was invited to attend the Green Singapore 2050 Summit by the Singapore Environmental Council, to give a talk about Singapore’s coral reefs and why they should be protected. About 300 students from various primary and secondary schools in Singapore attended the 4-hr talk, and learned about a variety of issues […]

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 […]

Free Lecture: The Influence of Climate Change on Maritime Australia and Pacific Islands: Biology and Business

Date October 23, 2009

Presented by Professor Michael Kingsford, Head of the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, JCU Australia Synopsis: Global climate change is the biggest issue facing resource managers and poses a great challenge to businesses. Unless business adapts to changing resources, gives greater attention to sustainable behaviour and reduces the use of fossil fuel then there […]

Thought coral reefs were the "rainforests of the sea"?

Date October 9, 2009

Well, if you were at Siti M Yaakub’s talk about sea grasses this evening, you would’ve heard something else! Turns out sea grass beds are worth about ten times more to the global economy than rain forests! Siti’s enthusiastic presentation made learning about seagrasses fun and fascinating! With the simple diagram above (which Siti claims […]

21-23 Oct (Wed-Fri): ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009

Date September 28, 2009

The theme of the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009 is “Biodiversity in Focus – 2010 and Beyond”. The sub-themes selected for the Conference reflect the current global and regional priorities: (a) Biodiversity and Climate Change; (b) Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilisation; and (c) Economics of Ecosystems […]

29 Sep (Tue): Talk on "Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity – Lessons from a Small Red Dot"

Date September 28, 2009

A talk by Prof. Peter Ng, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Biological Sciences, the National University of Singapore. The biodiversity implications of climate change events are very grave and a whole suite of catastrophes have been predicted; from massive changes in ecosystems, die-offs of whole communities and mass extinctions […]

Some 42 countries to participate in sail Bunaken

Date June 1, 2009

Manado, N Sulawesi (ANTARA News) – Some 42 countries have confirmed their participation in Sail Bunaken 2009, which will be organized in Manado and Bitung, North Sulawesi, August 15-18, 2009. “Forty-two countries have confirmed their participation. They will send their naval chiefs of staff and some deputy chiefs of staff,” First Admiral Willem Rampangilei, commander […]

Public Forum of SIBiol

Date May 26, 2009

First published on Raffles Museum News