An impromptu visit to the mangroves with Dr Daphne Fautin, N. Sivasothi and Andy Dinesh to look for anemones this afternoon, during a not so low tide! We first drop by Mandai mangroves.
Here's some of those tiny anemones with spots that Dr Daphne finds very intriguing. She hasn't seen any like this before. Could it be new to science?! More study is required!
more than 300 horseshoe crabs trapped on Mandai!
Siva's page about Mandai mangroves for more information and links.
eggs have been seen at Mandai and the Mandai-Kranji-Buloh mangrovey coastline seems to be an important habitat for horseshoe crabs. Sadly, abandoned driftnets trap many of these harmless animals.
Mangrove anemone that Dr Daphne is looking for.
I can't wait for Dr Daphne's Sea Anemone Workshop which starts 15-21 Jun. Ordinary people CAN join in as day participants to the workshop. Here's more information.