|A green carpet of Beccari's seagrass with Mandai mangroves|
and the Johor Baru skyline in the background.
The seagrass meadow was dotted with lots of egrets! And in the far distance, a man is also on the shore with the mangroves of Mandai behind him.
Sungei Mandai Besar on Sunday. There were lots of healthy young mangrove trees forming a narrow fringe along the Kranji shore that is edged with industrial sites.
Api-api putih (Avicennia alba). The next most common mangrove tree is Perepat (Sonneratia alba). There were also a few Api-api bulu (Avicennia rumphiana), some Bakau putih (Bruguiera cylindrica), Bakau minyak (Bruguiera apiculata). The upper shore was thick with Sea hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus).
Api-api bulu (Avicennia rumphiana) and a large gnarly Bakau kurap (Rhizophora mucronata).
other side of Kranji I visited recently, this stretch is also heavily trashed. A Sumo wrestler grimaces over a huge pile of trash at the entrance to the shore.
the other part of Kranji flanking the industrial areas here?
Estuarine moray eel (Gymnothorax tile). We found one of these fishes during the Mega Marine Survey at Sungei Buloh too. So perhaps these eels are commonly found in mangroves? Wow!
More about Mandai mangroves in N. Sivasothi's Mandai mangroves and mudflats,
Western Johor Straits, Singapore.