The anemones were small (less than 1cm in diameter) and attached on the mangrove root at the level of the mud.
great photos of these anemones relaxed with their tentacles out!
|Photo by Rene Ong.|
The mangroves lining Sungei Api Api were part of a conscious decision by NParks to re- establish the original mangrove habitat there after reclamation at Pasir Ris and works to deepen the Sungei. The restoration of mangroves here was also part of Dr John Yong's effort, 'his dream' he says, to actively replant mangroves, especially endangered species. The experience in this experiment was not only applied to Sungei Tampines which lies nearby, but also to mangrove restoration at Pulau Semakau!
More about Sungei Api Api and some of the threats these mangroves face.
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