18 Aug (Sat): Eyeshines of the Wetlands - Night walk at Sungei Buloh

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is usually closed at night. But specially for their 25th Anniversary, they are offering this specially curated night walk at the Reserve to spot animals that are active in the wetlands after the sun sets.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Wetland Centre
Registration opens on 10 August 2018 at 8am.

Happy National Day with dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs!

YES! Singapore got dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs. Plus otters in the Southern Islands! Here's a compilation of recent sightings.
Baby sea turtles hatching on our shores!
From video by NParks in July 2018
Happy National Day!

Singapore shores rock!

Yes, Singapore has awesome rocky shores! While the rocks may appear barren, they are usually full of life! Take a closer look!
Coastal forest and rocky shores of Sentosa
Awesome rocky shore and coastal forest
of Sentosa Tanjung Rimau.
Here's more about our rock dwellers and where you might find them.

17 Sep (Mon): Talk on "What Treasures Lie in Singapore Waters?​"

Singapore lies along one of the busiest shipping lanes. Where there are lots of ships there are lots of shipwrecks!
Dr Flecker shares about some fascinating shipwrecks and their cargo. Registration now open!

25 Aug (Sat): Lepak with the Marine Community

Learn more about a career in marine science, and volunteering for our shores. Through small group discussions with actual marine biologists and marine advocates.
Plus FREE food and drinks! Registration now open.

1 Sep (Sat): Beneath the Waves - films, art, talks and more!

Come for a day of marine films including Chasing Coral, Remember Chek Jawa, Birth of a Marine Park! 
A great opportunity to meet a broad range of marine folk: advocates, artists, scientists, agencies and social enterprises. And learn more about marine and sustainability issues in Singapore.

Celebrating our shores for National Day!

This National Day, go kayaking in our mangroves and to the southern islands, save horseshoe crabs, join a mangrove tour or an intertidal walk on Sentosa's natural rocky shores. Or explore our shores on your own.
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
celebrated on Pulau Ubin
So many ways to celebrate our shores for National Day!

Professor Richard Thompson's talk on Marine Litter - Plastics aren't the enemy. It is how we choose to use plastics.

We had the pleasure of hosting Professor Richard Thompson OBE from the University of Plymouth to speak about marine litter! He has dedicated the last 25 years of his career examining the issues of marine plastics, and even coined the term "microplastics"!

Thank you to everyone who had attended the talk yesterday evening, and we hoped that you had learnt more about our interactions with plastics, and feel inspired to live more responsibly with them! In case you missed out on this talk, here are some key messages from his talk.

9 Aug (Thu): Paddling Sungei Khatib Bongsu with Kayakasia

A leisurely paddle into one of the last riverine mangrove on our shores. If you have never paddled before, this trip would be a good introduction.
Photo by Say Chong
The kayakers will learn about the Giant Fig, snails, rubik cubes, lobsters, and why there are plenty of babies in the mangrove. Be inspired by the "beauty and brains" of this riverine system.

5 Aug (Sun): Seringat Trail kayaking with Kayakasia

Great for beginners! "The best deserted beach in Singapore, by a mile!"
On this trip, we paddle from the beaches of Sentosa to Seringat Island, to laze on a white sand deserted beach. This is one of the most fun southern island trips we organised, with lots of kayaking, swimming, paddling, and enjoying tranquility. Also called the Pink Lagoon & Secret River trail...come find out why!

International Conference on Plastics in the Marine Environment (IC-PME 2018), Singapore

Save the Dates! 5-7 December 2018

Celebrating Singapore Shores is proud to be an Organising Partner for this upcoming exciting international conference that will touch on a hot topic for the year - Plastics in the Marine Environment.

Synopsis: Globally, some eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain. Five Asian nations account for 60% of the waste entering our oceans. The ubiquitous spread of plastic waste into every part of the marine environment has captured the attention of academics, industries, environmentalists, and the public. Plastic debris and animals killed by the ingestion of plastic capture the daily struggle of the world’s ocean ecosystems. The massive scale of this problem threatens our food security and sustainability.

In line with the International Year of the Reef 2018 and Singapore’s Year for Climate Action, this conference seeks to address the issue of plastic debris in the marine environment, with a special focus on microplastics and the environmental issues facing tropical Southeast Asia.

When is the conference? 5-7 December 2018

Where is the conference held? Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, University Town, National University of Singapore

What to expect? Participants can expect an array of talks and posters sharing on four major topics.
  • Plastics in the Sea
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Solution for the Future
Details on registration and abstract submission will be available in August! Stay tune for more details by following our marine lab's website (www.sjinml.nus.edu.sg) or FaceBook Page (https://www.facebook.com/ICPME2018/).

For more information or queries, you can contact the Organisers at sjimarinelab.outreach@gmail.com

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