At 3am today under the full moon, the Expedition made a quick safe landing on Terumbu Semakau, the beautiful submerged reef that lies just next to Singapore's only landfill, and just across from the petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom, all lighted up at night.
Burrowing snake eel (Pisodonophis crancrivorous), but it jumped out of my pail!
Debby Ng of the Hantu Bloggers and Heng Pei Yan have been tweeting happenings all morning. Apparently this False stonefish caused some injury when it jumped out of its container and hurt Dr Zeehan.
|Photo by Heng Pei Yan.|
Toh Chay Hoon with highlights of some strange and interesting critters.
Loh Kok Sheng, who also blogged about our trip to Terumbu Semakau. While Ivan Kwan has furiously started tweeting since he arrived. It was Ivan who started us on live updates during the Northern Expedition. Thanks to everyone for helping to update on happenings via social media!
twitter as well as to facebook and the Mega Marine Survey facebook page. These will get less frequent as I start to do field work. I'm not very good at the smart phone in the field, and also, phone connections are not always strong enough to post regularly. So also check out tweets by participants using the hashtag for the Survey #MegaMarine. These are consolidated on the Mega Marine Survey blog.
Volunteer sign up for the Southern Expedition are already closed due to limited places and early logistical arrangements needed for participation.
But no worries, you CAN still join the Survey! Lots of surveys will continue after the Expedition, just at a less frenzied rate. There will be lots of other opportunities for volunteers to participate in dredging, field surveys as well as laboratory sessions. To join the Mega Marine Survey, register your interest in this form and you'll be invited to join the mailing list to receive updates on the Survey and sign up for Survey activities. Also check out the FAQs for more about the Survey.