It's raining, the tide's not very low but a small team headed out to Pulau Semakau for a quick look around.
in Jun 2011.
The Critically Endangered Api-api jambu (Avicennia marina) is not very common, so it's nice to know that there are many on Pulau Semakau. The little tree was profusely flowering and fruiting! It has the typical 'square' stems, a trunk with greenish bark and very long pencil roots.
Bonduc (Caesalpina bonduc). This is the only known female plant in Singapore so far. I had a quick look and it had two more seed pods. The plant seemed a little less 'leafy' but was otherwise alright.
Oh dear, I came across another abandoned driftnet. There was a dead crab in it. Sigh. Soon I headed back as it got dark and the rain started to get heavier.
When we rejoined the dive team later in the evening, we had a quick look as some of the amazing creatures they encountered during the dive.
Alas, massive flaring was also going on at Jurong Island throughout our trip.
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