Saturday, December 24, 2011

Some nets on Labrador (24 Dec 2011)

This bunch of nets was entangled in a branch on Labrador shore.
We also saw a few more smaller batches of nets.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Humungous driftnets at Pulau Ubin (18 Dec 11)

Today, a small team bravely attempt to remove a huge pile of abandoned driftnets on Pulau Ubin.
The nets are badly entangled among mangrove tree roots and draped all over the shore.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Two driftnets at Sisters Island (2 Oct 2011)

Two long driftnets were found laid in the reefy swimming lagoon of Big Sisters Island.
Fortunately, the team was experienced in dealing with this and quickly swung into action to document the animals trapped in the net, and release those that were still alive.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Very long driftnet at Tuas (27 Sep 11)

We came across a very very VERY long driftnet on Tuas today.
The small team tried our best to remove as much as we could.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nets in the mangroves at Semakau (14 Aug 2011)

A small team headed to remove driftnets at the mangroves of Pulau Semakau this morning.
Andy is hard at work on the mangroves growing on the seawall. You can see the huge ropes that have gotten entangled in the mangrove trees here.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pulau Semakau (25 Jun 2011)

A small team removed a long abandoned driftnet at Pulau Semakau today.
The net was 48m long when we measured it with the tape. But including the bunched up portions, it's probably about 50m long.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pulau Semakau (28 May 2011)

Volunteers today removed a huge heavy duty net that washed ashore on Pulau Semakau.
It was a very large and heavy net! Back breaking work in the hot mid-day sun on a not-so-low tide.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pulau Semakau (9 Apr 2011)

A total of about 200m of abandoned driftnets and several traps were found at Pulau Semakau by a small team of nine volunteers.
The nine of us decided to split up into three teams so that we could thoroughly check three separate areas of Pulau Semakau for abandoned nets and traps.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pulau Semakau (26 Mar 2011)

Finally, we remove the abandoned driftnet seen some time ago.
The team comprised four ladies, the tide was higher than expected, the net is very long. But as things turned out, we managed to get the job done almost effortlessly!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cyrene Reef (22 Mar 2011)

A small team bravely visit Cyrene Reef in the predawn rain.
Among the tasks at hand was to remove an abandoned driftnet that was discovered a few days earlier.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Large net in a mangrove at Kranji Nature Trail (5 Mar 2011)

About 30 metres of thick abandoned nets entangle and choke the mangroves at Kranji Nature Trail.
Yesterday, a small team headed out to try to remove them.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Testing Project methods at Tanah Merah (3 Jan 2011)

Testing out the Project's methods for the first time!
A team of intrepid volunteers turned out despite the mizzle (miserable drizzle) to tackle an abandoned driftnet at the oil-slicked Tanah Merah.