There is also a line of palm oil waste along the low water mark.
What is palm oil waste?
From the Sustainable Palm Oil PlatformMarine debris
The most environmentally damaging by-product of the milling process is palm oil mill effluent (POME), which is a hot, acidic effluent that contains oil, plant debris, and nutrients.
What are the environmental impacts of POME? POME has high acidity, temperature, biological oxygen demand (BOD), and chemical oxygen demand (COD). When it is discharged into waterways it can contaminate drinking water for human and animal communities. It can be particularly harmful to aquatic communities by creating highly acidic environments or causing eutrophication (where excessive algal growth occurs on the surface of the water).
At Pasir Ris Park, like all our recreational seashore parks, an army of cleaners remove all the debris that wash up every day.
Straits Times that he feeds his fish with 'bread and instant noodles'.
what our fish farms are fed.
$1.4m a year to clean up! Wouldn't it make more sense to prevent as much trash from being tossed into the sea in the first place? By providing fish farms with a reasonable and practical way to dispose of their trash responsibly.
Other activities that affect water quality
Large ships regularly pass through this East Johor Strait, probably travelling to or from Sembawang shipyards in Singapore, or Pasir Gudang Port in Johor.
More activities in the area: On the horizon, the Serangoon Reservoir sluice gates. A large crane and excavators, probably at the construction site next to the Lorong Halus Jetty.
This kayaker appears to be working on a fishing net. Behind, a floating fish farm, and behind that, Pasir Gudang Port in Johor.
There are lush seagrass meadows and mangroves at Pasir Ris. Here's more of what I saw there today.
These are just a few of the great many activities going on in Singapore that can affect the marine ecosystems in the East Johor Strait.
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- Pasir Ris: mystery pipes discharging to the sea
- Pasir Ris floating security barrier: some questions
- Update on mass fish deaths in the East Johor Strait