Dr Bertrand leads the dredge surveys. His vast experience in doing deep dredges and other exotic submarine explorations really helps the Expedition get great samples. He told me later that he has done 20 dredges in a day! Dr Bertrand and Swee Cheng handle the dredge which is released at the back of our boat the Galaxea, while Chee Kong manages the winch that lowers and brings up the dredge as well as the A-frame that controls the location of the dredge. In this photo, a beam dredge is being used with which we survey larger animals such as crustaceans and fishes.
Sea apple sea cucumbers.
Pebble crab that seems to be covering its eyes with its pincers.
Con Foley's blog with awesome photos.
|Photo by Rene Ong on facebook.|
Outward Bound Singapore staff to have a look at what we are doing. Dr Ng Heok Hee is checking out what animals can be found in dead wood and we are delighted to show them some snapping shrimps and crabs that he has carefully extracted.
bryozoans. These super tiny animals come in colonies that may have beautiful flower-like forms. His photos do help us keep a look out for them as we sort the stuff that comes in every day.
soft transparent colonies that the volunteers have dubbed 'tang hoon' because they do look like transparent noodles.
Asia-Pacific Breweries have kindly provided lots of much-needed free beer tonight. Dr Daisuke wants all the beer to himself! Just a joke of course, there was more than enough for everyone, even Dr Daisuke couldn't drink it all up.
Marcia marmorata, a kind of Venus clam that is notoriously variable. I saw lots of them during the Pulau Sekudu survey. Whatever their shape, they were delicious.
Raffles Museum News blog. The Expedition has even been reported in The Star of Malaysia. All news articles are also updated on wildsingapore news.
Thanh Son Nguyen on facebook. Capturing the many people hard at work during the Expedition.
|Photos by Thanh Son Nguyen on facebook|