Singapore’s Not-so-Deep Blue

Farewell :’)

We have finally come to the end of this blog! Over the past 11 weeks, I hope you have learnt about Singapore’s marine life as much as I did. In my first 2 blog posts, I wrote about my experience interning with Our Singapore Reefs, delving into the issue of our plastic pollution crisis. I…

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Our FAKE reefs??

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been swarmed with assignments and group projects recently and haven’t had the chance to come up with a good topic to discuss. Recently, I was reading news regarding our marine life and recalled Singapore’s first artificial reef that was constructed and deployed near…

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Experience with Bye Bye Plastic Bags SG

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! This week I will be writing about my experience as a member of the NGO Bye Bye Plastic Bags (BBPB) Singapore. BBPB was initiated in Bali by two young sisters who successfully grew the organisation into an international one, with Singapore being just one of the 40 countries…

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Our Crazy Rich Shores – Part 3

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! Continuing on last week’s survey, I will be discussing the results for the awareness of other marine life in this post. Take a look at the results! Was this what you expected? To me, it was no surprise that sharks were the least popular option chosen. I do…

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Our Crazy Rich Shores – Part 2

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! Continuing my series on intertidal surveys, I will be writing about the threats facing our local shores. On my previous post, Ryan asked if I think anthropogenic climate change will significantly affect our local corals and seagrasses. I wrote about the resilience of our corals and it was…

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Our Crazy Rich Shores – Part 1

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! This week, I will be focusing on my experience conducting intertidal surveys. What exactly is an intertidal survey? Well, it is when a group of people go out to our shores at low tide and survey the area for various marine life. I first got the opportunity to…

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Save the Turtles! My experience with NParks Biodiversity Beach Patrol

“Wait, Singapore got turtles meh?” This is a question I often receive when I mention that I helped to monitor our beaches for turtle hatchlings in July this year. In the Biodiversity Beach Patrol, sea turtles and horseshoe crabs are studied by community members along our beaches. The study took place between June and September…

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Internship experience with Our Singapore Reefs – Part 2

On every dive, it is extremely disheartening to see the volume of trash being picked up. The most bizarre item ever found was probably a washing machine (which is still underwater, since it is too heavy to pick up). They have also collected tyres, and even a creepy doll! I leave every cleanup with a…

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Internship experience with Our Singapore Reefs – Part 1

In the few months since I graduated, I had the opportunity to intern at local marine NGO ‘Our Singapore Reefs’ (OSR). I was amazed by the work it does, which includes engaging the public to conduct regular dive cleanups on our local shores. Almost every month, it leads a group of 20 or more volunteer…

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Introduction: A dive into my blog

Hey there, welcome to Singapore’s Not-so-Deep Blue! I’m Parizad, a Year 1 Environmental Studies undergraduate student in NUS. To provide a little bit of background to this blog, let me share some fun facts about myself. First of all, I LOVE the ocean, and I always have since I was young. Regular family holidays to…

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