Saving horseshoe crabs in Singapore

The horseshoe crab is a strange, ancient creature that has been around since before the dinosaurs. Singapore is lucky to have two kinds of horseshoe crabs, but they are on our endangered animals list.
Coastal horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas)
A pair of male (on top) and female (below)
Coastal horseshoe crabs seen at Sentosa.
Singapore scientists, however, have developed substances to ease pressures on wild horseshoe crab populations, and young students have developed a method to rear horseshoe crabs for release to the wild. You too CAN make a difference for them by volunteering with the Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research programme by the Nature Society (Singapore). Their next session is on 25 Mar (Sun).

17-18 Mar: Meet Singapore Marine Scientists!

Yes, we have marine scientists in Singapore! Meet them at the Sentosa community launch of International Year of the Reef 2018.
Learn about the different kinds of marine research work conducted in Singapore, and how their work contributes to protecting our marine environment! FREE entry to Sentosa and to the launch*.

17-18 Mar: 'The Fun Odyssea' - community launch for kids and the family

For kids and families! This March school holidays, join Captain Patty Parrotfish and its supportive sidekick, Izzy Isopod, on their journey discovering treasures of the sea!
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Admission into Sentosa is FREE from 10 - 18 March for ALL locals and local residents! For entry via Sentosa Express, tap your EZ-link card to enter while locally registered IU vehicles can just drive through!

Here's the programme for the weekend!
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The marine community comes together to present this explosion of fun!

- Live mural painting
- Film screening including Blue Planet II
- Arts and crafts workshops
- Meet marine scientists working in Singapore

Chek Jawa - Easy Family Adventure!

For an easy 'overseas' adventure, take the family to Chek Jawa at Pulau Ubin! The boardwalk there is open every day, free entry, no need a guide to visit!
Wild boar crossing! Getting close to nature at the Chek Jawa Boardwalk
If we show respect, we can enjoy
close encounters with the wild life there.
Here's more of what you can see and do at Chek Jawa with lots of videos!

FOLLOW US! - Instagram Sea Slugs of SG

In this series of 'FOLLOW US!' we want to highlight interesting Instagram pages about Singapore's marine biodiversity and seashores that are worthy of following!

Here, we have Sea Slugs of Sg (@seaslugsofsg). This page was started and managed by a local dive enthusiast who LOVES her nudibranchs and other related sea slugs! Affectionately called the 'bionic eyes', she can spot sea slugs as tiny as a rice grain! Through Sea Slugs of Sg, she will be showcasing the myriad diversity in local waters, mostly from Pulau Hantu. This is one for divers!

Be sure to FOLLOW US! on Sea Slugs of Sg to get your dose of Singapore's marine wildlife!

10 Mar (Sat): Free talk on kids well-being and natural curiosity

Do you miss your childhood days playing at the beach? Remember being excited by sea waves and being curious about seashells and tiny sand creatures? Do you recall splashing happily into ponds, wondering about darting dragonflies and stream fishes?
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (14 Aug 2014)
Kids at the FREE intertidal walk
at the Sisters Islands Marine Park.
This talk by Cicada Tree Eco Place will help you to heighten your child's natural sense of curiosity about nature and the outdoors. The talk is held in celebration of International Year of The Reef (IYOR) 2018!