|Wei Ling is looking at a dugong feeding trail at Chek Jawa,|
seen during TeamSeagrass' first monitoring session.
Jun 25, 2012
Singapore has dugongs! There are signs of them on many of our seagrass meadows, from Chek Jawa to Cyrene Reef and more!
Recent signs of dugongs in Singapore since 2007 to just a few months ago are featured in the mammoth issue of the Seagrass-Watch magazine a double cover, flipped edition, Issue 45 + 46 June 2012 which features Dugongs and Manatees!
Jun 20, 2012
Want to get a more indepth understanding of our seagrasses and seagrass meadows?
Come for Siti's workshop to learn more about our seagrasses, how to identify them, the important role of seagrasses in the marine environment and how you can make a difference for them! Places are limited, sign up now!
|TeamSeagrass working in the vast meadows of Pulau Semakau.|
Jun 16, 2012
Dead stuff that settle on the sea bottom produce sulphides as they decompose which can become toxic to seagrasses in high concentrations. But in most seagrass meadows throughout the world, they don’t – and for decades scientists have wondered why.
This study discovered the role of tiny clams in helping to keep seagrass meadows healthy.
|Tiny Window pane clams found on our Northern seagrass meadows.|
Jun 15, 2012
TeamSeagrass is featured in second edition of the Habitats In Harmony which was launched last week.
Seagrasses do a much better job of storing carbon than trees! Unlike forests that hold carbon for about 60 years then release it again, seagrass ecosystems have been capturing and storing carbon since the last ice age.
In a study of 946 seagrass meadows around the world, an international team of researchers estimated that seagrass captures 27.4 million tonnes of carbon each year.
|A dugong feeding trail on Chek Jawa leaves a 'smiley face'|
with some of the many seagrass creatures found here.