Dec 29, 2009

2010 TeamSeagrass monitoring dates

Here's the exciting seagrass events for 2010!

TeamSeagrass at Chek Jawa Jan 07
Our FIRST monitoring session in Jan 2007.
Has it been three years already?!

2010 TeamSeagrass monitoring trips

Evening trips

16 Jan (Sat): Chek Jawa (CJ 01/10) 4.30-8pm
27 Feb (Sat): Pulau Semakau (PS 01/10) 3.30-8pm
28 Mar (Sun): Chek Jawa (CJ 02/10) 1.30-8pm

Morning trips
18 Apr (Sun): Pulau Semakau (PS 02/10) 6-10am
19 Jun (Sat): Chek Jawa (CJ 03/10) 8am-12noon
17 Jul (Sat): Pulau Semakau (PS 03/10) 7am-12noon
9 Oct (Sat): Chek Jawa (CJ 04/10) 3.30-8pm
5 Dec (Sun): Pulau Semakau (PS 04/10) 3-8pm

Timing is an estimate, to be confirmed closer to the date (depends on transportation time etc)

2010 TeamSeagrass Orientation (for new and existing team members)

27 Mar (Sat): Part 1: Indoor Session 9am-1.30pm
Includes briefings on seagrasses, seagrass ID, monitoring methods, shore safety. With fun hands-on activities in seagrass ID, filling out datasheets, how to use a GPS and more!

28 Mar (Sun): Part 2: Outdoor Session at Chek Jawa 1.30-8pm

Priority will be given to those who can attend BOTH the indoor and outdoor sessions.

These dates have also been updated on the FAQs.

Those already on the team can sign up for these dates on the teamseagrass yahoo group.

Not yet a member?
To join the team, simply send the following details
(a) your full name
(b) your age
(c) your email address
(d) your contact number
(e) any previous experience
to Ria at, please put "TeamSeagrass" in your subject header.

See you at these monitoring trips!

Dec 3, 2009

Cyrene Reef (2 Dec 09)

It's our very last monitoring trip for the year, and the last one for Cyrene Reef. A very VERY small team headed out after a last-minute stress-inducing change in departure point. Straight into a gloomy sky with clouds over the Reef (marked by the orange beacon).
But we arrived safely, in the good hands of Jumari on the trusty dinghy, and immediately hustled to get The Job Done. There were only six of us so we each did a line on our own!