With news of massive flooding in Johor, we worry about a repeat of the mass deaths at Chek Jawa. So a few of us visited our northern mainland shores to see if there were any signs of the Johor floods there.
Big piles of fresh mangrove leaves and seedlings and flowers and fruits were on the shore.
Nyireh (Xylocarpus sp.), I don't know what the other fruits are. I saw a lot of the round fruit with a black skin and pale yellow, corrugated insides.
Bakau mata buaya (Bruguiera hainesii). I saw five of them. Next to the little calyx are a bigger red calyx of the more common Tumu (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza), and a star-shaped calyx of probably the Perepat (Sonneratia alba).
Tumu berau (Bruguiera sexangula).
Cardinalfish (Family Apogonidae) that was caught and thrown away by a fisherman. Jerome points out the injury on the fish's mouth.
Queenfish (Family Carangidae). Apparently, this fish is not eaten by Chinese people who called it Tua Pek Kong's fish because of the dots on its body.
Family Tetraodontidae which means four ('tetra') tooth ('odous') because these fishes have four fused teeth forming a powerful beak-like structure.
Mass Death of fishes on Pasir Ris that we saw in Dec 2009.
We saw the moult of a Coastal horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas), while earlier we saw a dead one.
White sea urchins (Salmacis sp.).
Window-pane clams (Placuna sp.), a small Rabbitfish (Family Siganidae) and a 'Tamban'.
'Sea Barrier' skirts the entire length of Pasir Ris.
by Debby recently. No otters and instead I noticed fishing lines hanging from the mangrove trees. Hope the otters don't get entangled in them.
media reports suggested the worst of the Johor floods is over. But all that flood water is already in the Johor River, on the way out to the sea. Hopefully, the marine life in the Johor Straits won't be too badly affected.
Other posts about this trip
Russel who also checked up on other Changi shores.