Monthly Archives: April 2010

A day in the life of a Body Collector (28 April 2010)

Received an sms at 9:59 am from a friend (Azmi) who had spotted a pangolin (Manis javanicus) road kill along Lornie Road. Got further details with regards to the road kill – after PIE exit, after SICC towards Thomson Road, … Continue reading

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Dato Dr Robert F Inger & Tan Fui Lian

On 28 April 2010, the museum was delighted and honoured to host prominent herpetologist, Dato Dr Robert F Inger (Curator Emeritus, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago) and his illustrative wife, Tan … Continue reading

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Museum in rush to raise $35m by June (The Straits Times, 25 April 2010)

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Global phylogeography of pantropical plants with sea-drifted seeds: Hibiscus and Rhizophora’s case

Date: 28th April 2010 Time: 4pm Venue: Seminar room 2 (S2-0410) Speaker: Dr Koji Takayama, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Plant Systematics and Taxonomy Lab, Chiba University, Japan Host: Dr Edward Webb Title: Global phylogeography of pantropical plants with sea-drifted seeds: Hibiscus … Continue reading

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Hairy Crab & Chips

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Hajah Hasnah Ibrahim

Hajah Hasnah Ibrahim, Director of Fisheries, Ministry of Primary Resources and Forestry, Brunei Darussalam dropped in at RMBR for a quick chat and informal discussions on future marine-related collaborations. She met up with Prof Ng and Prof Chou while Heok … Continue reading

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First Pulau Hantu Intertidal Walk by RMBR

RMBR organised its first public intertidal walk at Pulau Hantu on 2 April 2010 to 42 students and members of the public. Located to the south of the main island of Singapore, Pulau Hantu actually comprises two smaller islands – … Continue reading

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Easter eggs

Over the Easter weekend, coral colonies in the shallow fringing reefs of the Southern Islands of Singapore have been busy – spawning. Most corals spawn at exactly the same time. During a mass spawning, the water is filled with brightly … Continue reading

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International Museum Day 2010

International Museum Day 2010 wll be held on Sun, 23 May 2010! The RMBR will open its gallery on that day from 10am to 5pm. Check back for more details.

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New fiddler crab species identified

Researchers from the National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, University of the Ryukyus, Japan and RMBR (Hsi-Te Shih, Tohru Naruse & Peter K. L. Ng) have jointly identified a new fiddler crab species. The species, Uca jocelynae sp. nov., is the … Continue reading

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