Night fishing

Bamboo sharks tend to be nocturnal which means long over-night fishing trips.  There are a few good sites out there and the project will now start looking at the stomach contents of animals to determine what they are feeding on.

An adult male Whitespotted Bambooshark ( Chiloscyllium plagiousm )

An adult male Whitespotted Bambooshark (Chiloscyllium plagiousm)

Funding awarded to look at bamboosharks

Neil obtained funding in December from the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund to study bamboosharks around Singapore. This collaboration between researchers at James Cook University Singapore, Republic Polytechnic, the National Parks Board and University of Guam will involve tagging these small sharks to understand more about their ecology. Watch this space and check out the bambooshark project page link at the top of your screen.  More detail to be added.

Mangrove fish ecology

In 2016 Neil collaborated with Dr Dan Friess (NUS) and Rayna Ben-Zeev (Fulbright) to examine fish in Singaporean mangroves.  Here was Rayna presenting her postrer at the MMM4 meeting in Florida. We also presented the work with the “Restore Ubin Mangroves Initiative” to the public and Ministers Lawrence Wong and Desmond Lee at the Pesta Ubin open day, raising awareness of both the project and local stakeholder engagement