Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sign up for lab sessions at St John's Island

Your help is needed in the laboratory to sort out what we have found on our surveys! As Dr Tan Koh Siang showed during the recent Dialogue Session, we often have to take a much closer look to identify what we have found.
So far, only 10% of our finds have been sorted out! Volunteers are needed to sort out invertebrates, fishes and tiny creatures. Each lab session will last about 2-3 hours. If there is interest, volunteers can also learn to help in specimen preparation. For example, to identify worms, their tiny hairs have to be prepared. For snails, their teeth.

Here's more about the lab sessions in Jonathan's email.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (18 Aug 2011)

A very small team head out to Sungei Buloh to survey the mudflats early this bright sunny morning.
It's the same stretch of mudflats that we did on our very first Mega Marine Survey. But this time at a much lower tide.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Exciting plans for the Mega Marine Survey!

Today, we learnt more about discoveries at the Survey. And exciting new activities such as more 'exotic' locations to survey and opportunities to help in the laboratory. Volunteers will also be needed in the upcoming surveys of the seabed, reefs (SCUBA and low tide reef walks) and workshops of international experts.
Mr Wong Tuan Wah on behalf of NParks National Biodiversity Centre kicked off the Dialogue Session with volunteers of the Survey this Saturday morning.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New survey dates for sign up: Aug-Nov 2011

Join us for our mudflat surveys at Sungei Buloh, Sungei Cina, Mandai mangroves and Pulau Ubin!
Mega Marine Survey: Volunteers in soft mud at Pulau Ubin
Get muddy, have fun and make a difference for our marine biodiversity!

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