I noticed massive seagrass bleaching at Pasir Ris about a week before the mass fish deaths there. Now more than three weeks after the mass fish deaths, how are the seagrasses doing at western Pasir Ris?
palm oil waste, rubbish and other activities that impact the shore.
It was lovely to see nice lush green Spoon seagrasses! Dotted here and there with Gracilaria red seaweed, and animals like the Glassy branching bryozoan.
horseshoe crab that is so young it's tail is still just a little stub.
Leaf porter crab, moults of many small Flower crabs, a Ball sea cucumber, Rainbow sponge, a small Striped bead anemone, and one dead Fire worm. On the high shore under the mangrove trees, there were many tiny Sand bubbler crabs.
Ghost crab burrows. Alas, there was also a great deal of palm oil waste as well as general marine litter.
Lenggadai , an endangered tree that is rarely seen in our mangroves. It does not appear to grow well in Singapore with only few individuals and less than the 24m maximum height found elsewhere. The flower has a tapering calyx with super tiny petals with tiny tassels!
Sadly, today I observed many activities that impact the water quality at Pasir Ris. More about this in a separate blog post.