Dr Tan Koh Siang from the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) explains that they are possibly the eggs of some sort of slug. I took a closer look at the blob in his hands and indeed, there are lots of tiny dots embedded in the blob. Wow, I wonder what kind of slug they are?!
a video clip of the egg blobs with tiny creatures stuck in them!
Today, I took a break from documenting the action and decided to attempt to help actually find stuff in the mud.
Mangrove horseshoe crab (Carcinoscopius rotundicauda). It was embedded in the mud! I didn't know they do that. Well, it was certainly a lot cooler down there!
Mega Marine Survey blog.
Here's more of what I saw at Sungei Pandan on an earlier trip a few months ago.
Here's a diagram of the Sungei Pandan mangroves from the Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore.
|Sungei Pandan, 1987 from the Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore|
More about Sungei Pandan and the Pandan Reservoir in Kwok Chen Ko's The Forgotten Mangroves of Sungei Pandan.