Another predawn trip, this time to magical Raffles Lighthouse. On the horizon, Pulau Senang and the tiny Pulau Biola which lies in the restricted Life Firing Area.
We moved over to the more sheltered lagoon when the winds rose. Fortunately, we didn't get any rain in the end.
Fluted giant clams in the lagoon!
Seagrass-Watch has recently arrived and took samples of seagrasses from Cyrene.
During the Expedition, I will try to post live updates on 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
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.