Marine Life in Singapore (East and NE)

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Introducing some of the marine life that can be found along the Eastern and Northeastern coast of Singapore. …

Introducing some of the marine life that can be found along the Eastern and Northeastern coast of Singapore.
- Pasir Ris, Chek Jawa (Pulau Ubin), Changi, Tanah Merah / East Coast Park beach

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  • 1. Marine Life in Singapore Are you sure?
  • 2. Singapore: Overview 2012 statistics: Land area: 715.8 sq km Territorial seas: 700 - 750 sq km 36 islands about 20 submerged reefs
  • 3. Southern Reefs Taken from Neo & Todd (2012) Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
  • 4. Southern Reefs (Colour coded) Taken from Coral Reefs of Singapore, http://coralreef.nus.edu.sg/map.htm
  • 5. Northeastern Shores Taken from http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/marinefish/text/117d.htm
  • 6. Singapore’s Biodiversity Estimate of over 40,000 species More species are being discovered / rediscovered Species found only in Singapore Info taken from Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore (2013)
  • 7. Singapore’s Biodiversity vascular plants 3,971 freshwater fish 66 lichens 296 reef fish 107 mammals 52 gobies 149 birds 364 hard corals 255 reptiles 103 sponges ~200 amphibians 28 molluscs 1,264 butterflies 301 echinoderms 90 dragonflies 127 seagrass 12 Info taken from Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore (2013)
  • 8. East Coast Park beach / Tanah Merah
  • 9. Otters! YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcxVlOgQwjk
  • 10. Hermit crabs
  • 11. Dubious nerite snails on seagrass
  • 12. Sheltered place for juvenile fish
  • 13. Shrimps
  • 14. Broad-nose halfbeak
  • 15. Ghost crab
  • 16. Pasir Ris Mangrove
  • 17. Map of Pasir Ris Park
  • 18. Tree climbing crabs (Vinegar crabs)
  • 19. Mating tree-climbing crabs
  • 20. Face-band crab
  • 21. Giant mudskipper
  • 22. Dog-faced water snake
  • 23. Burrowing snake-eel
  • 24. Fishing spider
  • 25. Heavy jumper spider
  • 26. Buffy fish owl
  • 27. Oriental pied hornbill
  • 28. Cicada
  • 29. Pasir Ris Beach
  • 30. Otters YouTube links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43cONZY5fjs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Wl-g-_IHw
  • 31. Zebra corals
  • 32. Flower crab
  • 33. Glass anemone
  • 34. Mantis shrimp
  • 35. Black eel-tail catfish
  • 36. Smooth seagrass octopus
  • 37. Cake seastar
  • 38. Snapping shrimp
  • 39. Estuarine seahorse
  • 40. Mudskipper
  • 41. Dog-faced water snake
  • 42. Sand bubbler crab
  • 43. Soldier crab
  • 44. Changi Beach
  • 45. Orange-striped hermit crab
  • 46. Pink warty sea cucumber
  • 47. Biscuit seastar on seagrass
  • 48. Coastal horseshoe crab
  • 49. Big-head seagrass octopus
  • 50. Fire worm (dead)
  • 51. Solitary tubeworm
  • 52. Estuarine seahorse
  • 53. Spiky sea pen (damaged by rusting fishing hook)
  • 54. Chek Jawa Pulau Ubin
  • 55. Map of Chek Jawa
  • 56. Easy for families
  • 57. Many things to see at different tide timings
  • 58. Blue-spotted mudskipper
  • 59. Mud lobster
  • 60. Smooth coated otter
  • 61. Long tailed macaque
  • 62. White bellied sea eagle
  • 63. Seagrass meadow (Dugong feeding trails!)
  • 64. Why a need to conserve? Food (For humans and other animals)
  • 65. Why a need to conserve? Education, Outreach and Research
  • 66. Why a need to conserve? Nature’s classroom
  • 67. Why a need to conserve? Future generations to enjoy and appreciate
  • 68. Why a need to conserve? Nature’s environment indicators
  • 69. Threats Sedimentation Land reclamation, dredging… Accidental oil spills Human impact Fishing, Recreational, tourist-related, boats… etc Climate change Mass coral bleaching, mass death… etc