Monday, 29 March 2010

It's that time of the year again....

I know, it's been AGES since I last put up any entry but life has been busy ;p Anyways, it's coral mass spawning time again here in the waters around this sunny island of Singapore!
Goniastrea sp. spawning

Well, or at least we're expecting it to be over this coming Easter weekend. In addition to the usual tagging of spawning colonies (done by the NUS Marine Lab in DBS), there's also our first ever coral spawning/breeding/reproduction workshop that's gonna be held at the Tropical Marine Science Institute facilities here on St John's Island! This workshop in Singapore is organized by Michael Laterveer (Rotterdam Zoo, the Netherlands), Dr. James Guest (National University of Singapore), Dr. Eric Borneman (University of Houston, USA), Mark Schick (John G. Shedd Aquarium, USA), Mike Henley (Smithsonian National Zoological Park, USA), and Dr. Mary Hagedorn (Smithsonian Institution, USA) with the kind sponsorship of EcoShape.
Goniastrea sp. setting (1) Goniastrea sp. setting (3)

There's an official weblog for the workshop, but since I'm part of the supporting crew of the workshop, will try and post little snippets here as well! ^_^
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