I first saw this pile of nets last month during the Mega Marine Survey there. The net looked freshly abandoned at that time. Fortunately, we could get a team to remove it today.
Sea lettuce seaweed (Ulva sp.) which is quite normal for this time of the year. This seaweed accumulates in huge drifts everywhere on Ubin during a bloom.
Stone crab (Myomenippe hardwicki) but didn't have the typical green circled red eyes of this species.
|Photo by Andy Dinesh|
Jerome livens up the shot of us hard at work!
Andy shared a video clip of what we did today.
Project Driftnet Singapore - Ubin 18Dec2011 from SgBeachBum on Vimeo.
As we worked, we saw a huge oil rig being towed past the Straits.
This effort is part of Project Driftnet and we are very glad that Hussain will be looking at the data we have been collecting this past year on abandoned driftnets. His research on this issue locally and globally will help us better understand and hopefully manage this heartbreaking issue on our shores.
This trip has been funded from the generous donation by Aardwolf Pestkare as part of their very kind project to feature wildsingapore photos on their 2012 calendar.