Jan 17, 2010

Dugong blimp cam survey at Sungai Pulai

Sit on the boat below the great balloon.
Observe the CCTV screen.
Record data when a dugong appears.

This is what you need to do to help out in the Dugong Blimp Cam Survey at Sungai Pulai Johor running 23 Jan - 1 Feb.

Sungai Pulai Johor lies just across the Johor Straits and has lots of wonderful seagrasses. Choo Chee Kuang is very much involved in monitoring and protecting the seagrasses there. He came for our TeamSeagrass training session in 2007 with Len and Rudi.

So it was most exciting to read this message on Choo Chee Kuang's Facebook account:

The dugong blimp cam survey at Sungai Pulai is calling for volunteers.

The survey will start on the 23rd Jan through 1 Feb 2009 and there will be three slots (3 hours per slot) per day. Feel free to chip in for one or more slots. Note that we can only accommodate a maximum of 2 moderate-sized volunteers per slot due to the limited boat capacity. Participation is free. Please refer to the survey schedule below.

The project is initiated by the Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences and sponsored by Shell Sustainable and Development Grants. SOS supports the project in terms of boat use and volunteers accommodation.

If you are interested, please click on the two links below for further info and for bookings.

To see the survey advertisement.

To book the slot(s) on this google document.

Thanks in advance. Kindly contact Dr. Louisa (0127012499) or Choo (019-9815940) if you have further enquiries.

Also feel free to forward this email to those whom you think might be interested.


Choo is working hard for Sungai Pulai with among others, the Save our Seahorse programme. All the best for the blimp survey. Sounds exciting!

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