Smooth Seagrass Octopus


Smooth Seagrass Octopus (F. Octopodidae)
Pasir Ris, December 30th 2009

This dead octopus, possibly a Smooth Seagrass Octopus, was found by Loh Kok Sheng. This was documented during a fish mass mortality event that occurred in December 2009; whether the octopus had died as a result of the same (as yet unknown) factors that killed countless fishes along the same stretch of shore is a mystery.

This is one of many little-known species inhabiting shores that will be surveyed as part of the Northern Expedition of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey. Taking place from 15th October to 2nd November, researchers and volunteers will be involved in collecting samples and surveying various marine habitats, in an attempt to catalogue the marine life that lives in the waters along the northern coasts of Singapore.

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Pink Mud Eel


Pink Mud Eel (Macrotrema caligans)
Pasir Ris, 30th December 2009

This carcass of what appears to be a Pink Mud Eel was found by James Koh, who documented this and other dead fishes during a mass mortality event that occurred in December 2009.

This is one of many little-known species inhabiting shores that will be surveyed as part of the Northern Expedition of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey. Taking place from 15th October to 2nd November, researchers and volunteers will be involved in collecting samples and surveying various marine habitats, in an attempt to catalogue the marine life that lives in the waters along the northern coasts of Singapore.

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White Sea Urchin

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White Sea Urchin (Salmacis sphaeroides)
Pulau Sekudu, 9th May 2012

This shell (technically known as a test) of a White Sea Urchin was found by Sam Yeo, who shared this photo on Facebook.

Today marks the first day of the Northern Expedition of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey. For the next three weeks, researchers and volunteers will be involved in collecting samples and surveying various marine habitats, in an attempt to catalogue the marine life that lives in the waters along the northern coasts of Singapore.

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Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

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Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
Mandai, 24th May 2012

This carcass of a Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, probably a roadkill, was shared by A. Ghani Saine on Facebook.

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