Events

Biodiversity in Singapore – Not Extinct!

When visitors to the festival were told by volunteers at the recent Biodiversity Festival, held at VivoCity Shopping Center from 13-14 July, that the animals they were looking at (in photographs or in jars!) were still alive and surviving in Singapore, many of them were awed speechless.

On top, Inside, and Within

There’s life to be found in all sorts of weird and unexpected places on the reef. This tiny and beautiful cowrie was found on the surface of a soft coral at Pulau Jong, on a dive survey conducted during the Mega Marine Survey. It would have been easily missed without careful inspection!

The Silt Thickens

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 …

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Surveying the Deep

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 …

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