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Kok Sheng Loh
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Sunny Sunday at Terumbu Semakau
On Labour Day holiday, the intrepid team surveyed Terumbu Semakau, a patch reef off Semakau Landfill. The abundance of hard corals have dropped as several ones did not survive the coral bleaching period last year. Nevertheless, there's still good growths of...
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Sea fan garden at Changi
Beyond the murky waters of Changi, one would be able to catch a glimpse of the colourful sea fan garden during super low spring tide! On 30 April 2017, I visited a stretch of Changi that I've not surveyed for years. Other than having the joy of finding high...
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New snail find at Kusu Island!
We visited Kusu Island on 29 April 2017 and checked out the reefs. Am glad to see many of the corals survived the bleaching period last year and that the reef is still thick at Kusu. Many fantastic finds such as featherstars, many heart urchins emerging fro...
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First predawn at Tanah Merah shore
It's our first predawn low tide trip this year and on 28 April 2017 we visited Tanah Merah shore. The first exciting find of the trip would be the stonefish! I later also chanced upon a Knobbly sea star. The corals are still ok though some are dying or dead...
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Higher low tide at Big Sister's Island
On 12 Feb 2017, we visited Big Sister's Island during an evening low tide. The tide didn't go down as predicted and we were stranded on the high shores. Nevertheless, the team managed to find some exciting critters both beneath rocks and above ground.
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Windy at Cyrene Reef
Two weeks after Chinese New Year, we are out on another evening tide to check out one of our favourite shores: Cyrene Reef! Cyrene Reef is ringed by petrochemical plants on Jurong Island and Pulau
Bukom. It is also right next to the container terminals on ...
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Coral bleaching at Terumbu Pempang Laut
On 6 Aug 2016, we visited Terumbu Pempang Laut for a coral bleaching check. However there are not many corals on this shore as compared to the rest. We estimate about 20-30% of the hard corals are bleaching. About 20-40% of the leathery soft corals were ble...
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Coral bleaching at Semakau East
On 23 Jul 2016, we visited Semakau East to check out the coral bleaching situation. It seems that the reef is doing badly. We estimate about 70% of the hard corals and 40% of the leathery soft corals are bleaching. We estimate 5-10% of the corals have died ...
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CNY Day 3: Seringat-Kias
It's CNY Day 3 and we are at the reclaimed shores of Seringat-Kias, which is also connected to Lazarus Island. We enjoyed the pinkish sunset after the rain that poured when we arrived! There's a bloom of the Sea lettuce ( Ulva sp.) seaweed that covered the ...
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CNY Day 2: Terumbu Selegi
After 6 years, we are finally back on Terumbu Selegi on CNY Day 2! Terumbu Selegi is a submerged reef in the middle of nowhere. The nearest islands would be Sentosa, St John's Island and Sisters' Islands. How is the reef after 6 years? It doesn't seem to be...
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