21 Mar '11, 4am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Dugong sighting at Chek Jawa?

Wild Shores of Singapore: Dugong sighting at Chek Jawa?

Dr Dan Rittschof and students from Duke University are back for their annual trip to Singapore! N. Sivasothi kindly arranged for us to visit Chek Jawa. Here he is sharing about the history of this special shore. Duke University comes every year to do a module studying various aspects of environmental issues in Singapore. Dr Dan has been a strong advocate of Chek Jawa and is involved in among (many) others, projects such as Kok Sheng's study of Chek Jawa after the mass deaths in 2007. During the 2007 incident, there were mass deaths particularly among sea cucumbers, sea anemones and sea stars. This is also my first intertidal visit to Chek Jawa after the heavy rainfall in late Jan 2011 . Has marine life on Chek Jawa been affected by the flooding in Johor? The tide wasn't very low today, but we still managed to explore a little of Chek Jawa. As usual, the Duke students are a...

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