This is our first survey of the coral rubble area since Chek Jawa was hit by the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait six months ago. And last week, there was an oill spill near Pulau Tekong. During last survey of this part of Chek Jawa in Jul 2016, we saw mass coral bleaching.
mass deaths in 2007 which wiped out the sponges and many other animals here.
24 June 2017
22 June 2017
I had a wild time with enthusiastic youths at Chek Jawa for the YCS Volunteer Engagement: Understanding Ubin's Natural Heritage.
16 June 2017
An otter was found dead in a large fish trap on 14 Jun 2017 at Marina Reservoir.
These traps are very commonly seen on Singapore shores, including shores where otters have been sighted.
|Photo from Goverment Press Release, 16 Jun 17;|
An oil tanker MT Putri Sea sank in Johor waters off Pulau Tekong, after an explosion on board on 15 Jun 2017 before dawn.
When authorities arrived at the accident area, the tanker not in sight, "but there were traces of an oil spill in the area". Earlier reports said the tanker was believed to be carrying 'crude oil', later amended to 'fuel'. So far, no updates on what was spilled, how much and what was done about the spill.
|Location of incident from TODAY|
14 June 2017
These Changi shores were impacted six months ago by the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait, My last survey of this series of shores was in May 2017, five months after the oil spill.
13 June 2017
We return to this submerged reef for the first time since it suffered from mass coral bleaching.