Friday, March 29, 2013

Seabed Survey (21 Mar 2013)

More treasures from the deep are unearthed by volunteers during another survey of the bottom of Singapore's sea! Like this pretty pebble crab with a sharp pointy butt.
Photo by Rene Ong
Thanks to Rene Ong, we get a glimpse of some of the animals found and the volunteers that make the survey possible.

The dredge brings up even delicate little animals like this cute heart urchin.
Photo by Rene Ong
A beautiful snapping shrimp with delicate colours.
Photo by Rene Ong
This pretty animal is called a Fireworm because it has needle-sharp spikes that cause burning pain should you touch it.
Photo by Rene Ong
This odd looking thing is some kind of worm!
Photo by Rene Ong
Volunteers are crucial in helping to quickly ferret out all these creatures from the stuff dredged up from the bottom of the sea. Such as this huge tyre that Pei Yan and Sylvia took care of.
There's also lots of work to carefully pick out all the little animals from the dredge samples. It takes a keen eye and patience to gather up the amazing biodiversity found in Singapore's waters!
Check out all the photos and video clips shared by Rene also on the Mega Marine Survey facebook page. Thanks Rene!

Anyone can help in these discoveries. Come volunteer with the Mega Marine Survey to learn more about our shores!

To join the 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.

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