Changi faces the mouth of the Johor River.
recent massive floods in Johor, there must be a lot of water rushing down towards the Johor Straits. Floating in the flood waters, mangrove seedlings.
|On the horizon, Pulau Tekong and behind it the mouth of the Johor River.|
|Hard at work clearing up the debris on the shore.|
Bakau mata buaya (Bruguiera hainesii), and several propagules of the Endangered Lenggadai (Bruguiera parviflora).
Tumu berau (Bruguiera sexangula) and a few with the propagule still attached.
Tengar putih (Ceriops tagal).
Teruntum (Lumnitzera sp.).
Dr John Yong's talk where he explains that this happens when the mother mangrove tree is exposed to pollution.
|Several different kinds of propagules floating vertically.|
Black sea urchin (Temnopleurus sp.) and a white sea cucumber. There were not many creatures dead or alive washed up with the debris.
Red chut-chut (Cerithidea obtusa), was clinging to a piece of trash. Flushed down with the flood?
mass deaths at Chek Jawa in 2007. Let's hope for the best. And meanwhile, appreciate the gift of the flood of mangrove seedlings!