Entries Categorized as 'Blog Log'

Magnificent Kusu Island – an urban reef

Date February 4, 2014

Hantu Blog volunteers made a visit to Kusu Island on 26 Jan to explore more of Singapore’s marine life! We had to set out at dawn to catch the best tide for the dive. We got to catch a beautiful sunrise as we departed the mainland.

Learning logarithms from sea snails, and other benign creatures

Date January 27, 2014

The Hantu Blog is very privileged to be a part of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey (CMBS) that continues to explore Singapore’s oceans even though most of the media attention has since died down. For this survey, we got to travel onboard the NUS vessel Galaxea!

Gotta Love Muck Diving

Date January 25, 2014

Last weekend at Pulau Hantu, the visibility was absolutely terrible! It was daunting for first timers, and a little stressful for the guides because we always hope for the best conditions for our first timers! Regulars however, remained super enthusiastic and still saw a lot of critters during their dive! Diving at Pulau Hantu is […]

How do Marine Flatworms swim?

Date January 20, 2014

Here’s a video from yesterday’s dive at Pulau Hantu. A Marine flatworm (Pseudobiceros sp.) lifts off the coral reef and swims in mid-water. Watch how it alters the movement of its marginal ruffling to adjust its orientation and depth!

Seahorses and other spineless wonders!

Date January 16, 2014

Did you know that you can organize your own dive trips to Pulau Hantu with our Hantu Blog guides? Over the weekend, a small group of family and friends got themselves together and arranged a private charter to our reefs! 19-year old Caitlin Sahetapy was also kind enough to share the photos from the dive […]

Big Sisters Island with NParks

Date January 13, 2014

Hantu Blog was invited to join NParks for a survey dive at Big Sisters Island this week! We’re always thrilled to check out the other islands especially since we are so focused on diving at Pulau Hantu! It’s good to see what else is out there for us to find, and to learn what’s special […]

Dive into the Holidays

Date January 6, 2014

Project Officer at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity and Research, nudibranch enthusiast, and regular diver with the Hantu Blog, Chay Hoon, joined our last dive of the year in December, and reported “good visibility of about 3 meters”! Here are some of the critters she saw during her dive with us! Above: Goniodoridella savignyi

Sluggish finds lead to a new record!

Date November 24, 2013

Diving at Pulau Hantu is all about going slow and staring hard at the substrate. A prefect critter for pleasure on our reefs then, is the sea slug. To photograph the Ceratosoma nudibranch above, I didn’t even have to dive! Just popped my head under the water, and there it was, crawling about the sargassum […]

Marine Life & Me: An Event at East Coast Park

Date November 24, 2013

Spurred by news about sea turtles coming to nest on Singapore shores, a group of NIE teacher trainees decided something needed to be done to raise public awareness about the need to protect our shores, sea turtles, and their eggs, so that Singapore can continue to be a birth place for these rare and endangered […]

Return of the Devil

Date October 28, 2013

It’s been almost a decade since I last saw one of these at Pulau Hantu. At first glance, it looks like any ordinary scorpionfish. Well, actually, at first glance it looks like sand, but upon closer inspection, one would be able to make out a fish. This stealthy and venomous predator is known commonly as […]