Can marine life thrive in our crowded urban cities? | Mei Lin Neo | TEDxSingaporeWomen

Mei Lin Neo uncovers some of the fascinating species that dwell in the murky urban city waters. She is on a quest to speak up for marine life and helping our urban city co-exist with these creatures. What can field trips and science communication do to protect marine life in urban cities?

From a student to full-time staff, Mei Lin has been conducting research at the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory. While training as a marine ecologist, she became inspired by the many local conservation workers, and took a strong interest in marine conservation issues. Through a serendipitous encounter, Mei Lin discovered her favourite marine animal, the giant clam! Her passion for them led to the genesis of two restocking programmes in Singapore, with the aim to breed and raise baby clams for putting back onto Singapore’s reefs. Mei Lin’s big dreams are to build up marine conservation awareness in Singapore and regionally, through science communication.

TEDxSingapore brings people together to seek a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world, and to inspire ideas and action for a better future for us all. Founded in April 2009, we are 100% Community-Created. Visit us at www.TEDxSingapore.sg From a student to full-time staff, Mei Lin has been conducting research at the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory. While training as a marine ecologist, she became inspired by the many local conservation workers, and took a strong interest in marine conservation issues. Through a serendipitous encounter, Mei Lin discovered her favourite marine animal, the giant clam! Her passion for them led to the genesis of two restocking programmes in Singapore, with the aim to breed and raise baby clams for putting back onto Singapore’s reefs. Mei Lin’s big dreams are to build up marine conservation awareness in Singapore and regionally, through science communication. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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