11 February 2020

East Coast canal is still seagrassy

Seagrasses are growing inside a canal at East Coast Park! Corals are growing near the seawalls at the mouth of the canal.
Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis)
A small team have a look at these shores in constant rain and find good seagrass growths and other interesting marine life.


10 February 2020

Berlayar getting more seagrassy!

With kind permission and company of NParks friends, we surveyed this interesting shore next to Labrador MRT station with mangroves, rocky shore, seagrass meadows and sandy shores!
Living shores of Berlayar Creek
The sandy area at the mouth of the Creek is alive and well, and healthy seagrasses have spread out in the area. The team find a small Knobbly sea star, the rare Cryptic sea star, as well as other interesting marine life such as octopus, nudibranchs, flatworms and more.


09 February 2020

Cyrene seagrass situation worrying

Although it lies in the middle of an industrial triangle and major shipping lanes, Cyrene has some of Singapore's most amazing shores.
Living shores of Cyrene Reef, Feb 2020
For the second time, we landed on the eastern end of Cyrene, where it is rockier and reefier. It was good to see some large corals and that they were not bleaching. But the seagrasses don't seem to be doing well.


26 January 2020

Paying respects to our Big Sister (Island)

Once again, for Lunar New Year, we pay our respects to Big Sister's Island, part of Singapore's first Marine Park. Thanks to NParks for permission to survey after sunset.
Living shores of Big Sisters Island
There are many corals along the artificial seawalls and inside the artificial lagoon. We see all kinds of marine life too!

25 January 2020

Special mangroves and anemones at Pasir Ris

Today, I check up on the last large Bakau mata buaya tree on the mainland, what is now becoming an annual pilgrimage.
Living shores of Pasir Ris
We also check out the intertidal shores and the team made some first time surprise finds! It's amazing what we can see, even on such a highly accessible shore.


24 January 2020

Sentosa seagrass in bloom on Lunar New Year Eve

The Tape seagrasses were blooming on the natural shores of Sentosa! I also paid respects to the old mother Nyireh laut tree and her daughters, all doing fine.
Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides)
There were also nice patches of healthy coral, although some colonies were bleaching. I also encountered Stonefish!

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