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  • The Endangered Singapore Crab

    The Endangered Singapore Crab

    Did you know that there is a crab endemic to Singapore? That means it can only be found in our country. However, its habitat is threatened by development. Learn about the effort to study this local crustacean in order to conserve it.

  • Singapore's Rare Pipers

    Singapore's Rare Pipers

    Pepper is a common seasoning in our dishes, but did you know that it comes from a unique group of plants known as Pipers? Pipers belong to the Piperaceae family that usually grows as herbaceous shrubs or creeping climbers. They boast a suite of biochemical compounds that give off a peppery scent, often detectable from a pinch of crushed leaves, which readily betray their familial origins in the field.

  • Watching Seagrass Grow: Reflections of a Volunteer

    Watching Seagrass Grow: Reflections of a Volunteer

    I first got to know about seagrass in 2002. Then, I was roped in by a friend who was doing a seagrass study during the university term break. The study focused on a meadow of seagrasses on Labrador beach; its objective was to identify the species of seagrass that occurred there and how abundant they were.

  • Reflections of My time with Marine Life

    Reflections of My time with Marine Life

    Not many students can say that they have interned at a research laboratory, preserved a marine creature or had been a part of one of Singapore's largest conservation project. I can proudly say I have done all three. Under my school's Construct Integrate Differentiate (CID) curriculum (science cluster), my friends and I were given the chance to sign up for a one-month attachment to NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI).

  • Caught in the Act: Critter Cam at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Caught in the Act: Critter Cam at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Imagine that it's the migratory season and the birds are arriving at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve (SBWR). You really want to say 'hi' to the returning flocks but can't find the time to go down. No sweat, now you can do the next best thing and watch them 'live' on the Internet.