Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Water Quality Monitoring at Mindef/SAF Mandai Training Area (10 Sep 08)

An apparently small and isolated ditch. However, it is actually the end-point for several streams which flow around the area. Depth is about the height of a landrover's tyre. Bottom appears sandy and silty.
A very large pond. Bottom appears rocky. Indiscernible depth.
Our very large pond is heavily infested with Ditch Moss. This restricts the depth to less than 1m in areas overgrown by this fairly common flowering plant.

Our water monitoring team busy at work.

IMPORTANT: You need to apply for clearance from Mindef before you can conduct any scientific activities in Mandai Training Area or any other protected area in Singapore. Advanced planning is critical since it may take 1.5 - 2 months for approval.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Asian Geographic photojournalism competition 2008

For those environmental types out there, this competition has biodiveristy as one of the three themes.