field prep

I'm already a registered member and I'd like to join a Survey field work session. (If you haven't registered yet, please register your interest in this form and you'll be invited to join the mailing list to receive updates on the Survey.)

How do I sign up for a Survey session?
When activities are available for sign up, an email will be sent through the Mega Marine Survey yahoo groups mailing list with details of dates, locations, and sign up procedures.

This is why it is important for you to accept the invitation to this mailing list. The invitation is sent to you after you register. If you are not on the mailing list, you will not receive updates. Having trouble getting on the mailing list? Do email Ria

What must I prepare/bring along for a Survey field work session?
  • Be punctual. Survey field work sessions are usually tide-dependent and we must start work on time.
  • Be well rested, well fed, and well hydrated beforehand. Don't come if you are not feeling well.
  • Bring a camera to take photos during the Survey.
  • Wear diving booties. Booties are essential for work in soft mud. Inexpensive booties can be bought from the camping supplies shops at Beach Road (near the Army Surplus stores). Booties can also be bought from some sporting goods shops, camping shops, and of course dive supplies shops.
  • "Puah Chu Kang" wellingtons are NOT suitable for work in soft mud. The wellington remains stuck in mud as you lift your foot out of the mud. This makes it almost impossible to walk.
  • Do NOT wear sandals or japanese slippers on any kind of  shore. These get stuck in soft ground and leave your feet unprotected. But you can bring these to change into AFTER the field trip.
  • Wear long light pants and long-sleeved shirt. These will protect you from biting insects, scrapes and cuts from litter and wood buried in soft mud, floating jellyfish and other stinging animals in water.
  • Keep clothes light and breatheable.
  • Drinking water and a small energising field snack.
  • Wet weather gear: poncho/raincoat will keep you drier than an umbrella, and leave your hands free.
  • Hat for the sun.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Simple medical kit in case of injuries to yourself. Things to include in the kit: ordinary plaster strips for cuts, a small tube of antiseptic cream, a small vial of sterile saline solution (used by contact lens wearers) to flush out irritants from eyes, Stingoes which is very effective for all kinds of marine stings. You can easily get these items from the usual pharmacies. Also bring along a bottle of clean drinking water, which can also be used to clean cuts and scrapes.
  • Bring a change of clean clothes and footwear. 
  • Keep your pack light. Do not bring valuables with you on the trip.
More details about preparing for a safe trip to the shores on the wildsingapore website.

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