Marine Life in Singapore
Are you sure?
Singapore: Overview
2012 statistics:
Land area: 715.8 sq km
Territorial seas: 700 - 750 sq km
36 islands
about 20 submerge...
Southern Reefs

Taken from Neo & Todd (2012) Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
Southern Reefs (Colour coded)
Taken from Coral Reefs of Singapore, http://coralreef.nus.edu.sg/map.htm
Northeastern Shores

Taken from http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/marinefish/text/117d.htm
Singapore’s Biodiversity
Estimate of over 40,000 species
More species are being discovered / rediscovered
Species found on...
Singapore’s Biodiversity
vascular plants 3,971

freshwater fish 66

lichens 296

reef fish 107

mammals 52

gobies 149

bi...
East Coast Park beach /
Tanah Merah
Otters!
YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcxVlOgQwjk
Hermit crabs
Dubious nerite snails on seagrass
Sheltered place for juvenile fish
Shrimps
Broad-nose halfbeak
Ghost crab
Pasir Ris Mangrove
Map of Pasir Ris Park
Tree climbing
crabs
(Vinegar crabs)
Mating tree-climbing crabs
Face-band crab
Giant mudskipper
Dog-faced water snake
Burrowing snake-eel
Fishing spider
Heavy jumper spider
Buffy fish owl
Oriental pied hornbill
Cicada
Pasir Ris Beach
Otters
YouTube links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43cONZY5fjs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Wl-g-_IHw
Zebra corals
Flower crab
Glass anemone
Mantis shrimp
Black eel-tail catfish
Smooth seagrass octopus
Cake seastar
Snapping shrimp
Estuarine seahorse
Mudskipper
Dog-faced
water snake
Sand bubbler crab
Soldier crab
Changi Beach
Orange-striped hermit crab
Pink warty sea cucumber
Biscuit seastar on seagrass
Coastal horseshoe crab
Big-head seagrass octopus
Fire worm (dead)
Solitary tubeworm
Estuarine
seahorse
Spiky sea pen
(damaged by rusting fishing hook)
Chek Jawa
Pulau Ubin
Map of Chek Jawa
Easy for families
Many things to
see at different
tide timings
Blue-spotted mudskipper
Mud lobster
Smooth coated otter
Long tailed macaque
White bellied sea eagle
Seagrass
meadow

(Dugong feeding trails!)
Why a need to conserve?
Food (For humans and other animals)
Why a need to conserve?
Education, Outreach and Research
Why a need to conserve?
Nature’s classroom
Why a need to conserve?
Future generations to enjoy and appreciate
Why a need to conserve?
Nature’s environment indicators
Threats
Sedimentation
Land reclamation, dredging…
Accidental oil spills
Human impact
Fishing, Recreational, tourist-relate...
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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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Marine Life in Singapore (East and NE)

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

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