Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Morgue: 10th January 2011

Laganum sand dollar (Jacksonaster depressum)
Kias-Seringat, 28th June 2009

As seen here and here, this species appears to belong to the genus Jacksonaster instead of Laganum

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stepping on Stonefish: A Year On (Part 2)

In my previous post, I recounted my incident with a hollow-cheeked stonefish (Synanceia horrida) on Beting Bemban Besar on 1st of January 2010, shared some basic information about stonefish biology and venom, and my agony as we rushed to the hospital. To find out what happened after that, my recovery, and some of my current thoughts a full year after it all happened, read on.

Stepping on Stonefish: A Year On (Part 1)

2010 was a very memorable year for me in many ways. Perhaps one of the most important events of my year occurred on 1st of January 2010. That was the day I was unfortunate (and careless) enough to join a small group that nobody really wants to be a part of. On the 1st of January 2010, at approximately 6 p.m., I had the dubious honour of stepping on a stonefish. Clearly, I lived to tell the tale.

Yes, I've finally found the time to sit down and write a recount of my experience.