Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension
At the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension, I saw about 10-20 dead tamban every day.
Lim Chu Kang Jetty
At Lim Chu Kang Jetty, it is still all clean and clear of trash. But probably not for long as the single Coke can suggests. I notice Jetty users simply litter on the shore, dropping plastic wrappers, bags and other trash where they stand.
Out of sight of the Jetty (but still not out of smell), the trash and dead fish still accumulated. Though dead fish not in large numbers. Somehow, the sight of the dumped refrigerator annoys me the most.
Kranji Reservoir Park
I also checked out Kranji Reservoir Park opposite Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension. The shore is sttill trashy.
Rene Ong who shared this: "I think you have witnessed the spawning of Nereidids (Family Nereididae). They are called epitoky at this stage. They will swim to the surface, release the eggs and sperms, and die.... So there's probably be millions of babies Nereidids swimming around now.... So no cause for concern."
On a positive note, Dan Friess shared that he was at mandai mangrove on Tuesday (10 Mar) and didn't see or smell any dead fish. in fact, there were lots of horeshoe crabs, small fish etc, moving around.
Is the threat of a plankton bloom over?
A Straits Times article reported that "Experts say the most accurate way to find out if plankton levels are normal is a water quality test. said it is tempting to regard the lack of new deaths as an indication that the water is now safe, but he cautioned: "Nobody can say for sure without specific monitoring."
Activities that affect water quality in West Johor Strait
There are a great many activities going on in Singapore that can affect the marine ecosystems in the West Johor Strait. Here is just a few.
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Thanks to everyone who shared sightings. Please continue to share them!
You CAN make a difference: Dead Fish Alert!
Please help me monitor dead fishes washing up on the Johor Straits. Please let me know if you see large numbers (more than 10) especially of large dead fishes (more than 20cm long) washing up on the northern shores such as Pulau Ubin, Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Buloh, Kranji, Woodlands Waterfront, Sembawang, Punggol, Lorong Halus, Pasir Ris, Changi.
There are too many shores for me to personally check, so I really appreciate any info or photos that you can share.