How are the seagrasses doing on Sentosa? Particularly after the installation of the massive blue drums as part of a 'security barrier'.
TeamSeagrass monitoring of this shore.
In some parts of the shore, there was quite a bit of seagrasses, even near large pieces of rubbish like tyres.
Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides) that have their leaf blades 'cropped' so that they stick out of the water.
Spoon seagrasses (Halophila ovalis) that were severely bleached. Most of the green stuff (chlorophyll) was lost, leaving only a green outline and green mid-rib on a transparent leaf.
floating 'security barrier' installed in 2012. Pei Yan blogged about these barriers in April 2012.
The drums bash coral rubble where all kinds of animals may shelter and hide.
octopus. In fact, Sentosa is one of the shores where I can be almost certain to see an octopus even during the day!
Nyireh trees (Xylocarpus rumphii) which are Critically Endangered.
Sea Teak (Podocarpus polystachyus) found naturally in Singapore. Other interesting plants include Raffles' pitcher plants (Nepenthes rafflesiana) and Delek air (Memecylon edule). All these plants are on the Singapore Red List of threatened plants.
massive Pasir Panjang Container Terminal reclamation project, which can be seen on the horizon.