Chay Hoon (and probably others) did see the Baler snail (Melo melo) at Chek Jawa before. I've also seen this snail on Changi. Chay Hoon saw one at Chek Jawa eating a Noble volute (Cymbiola nobilis)! Today, several of us saw the beautiful Noble volute too.
Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni) but not as many as before the mass deaths in 2007. Today, there were also lots of Swimming anemones (Boloceroides mcmurrichi). And I noticed lots of Lined bead anemones (Diadumene lineata) on the boardwalk.
Garlic bread sea cucumbers (Holothuria scabra). These sea cucumbers were found to play an important role seagrass health. They were also badly affected during the 2007 mass deaths on Chek Jawa. I saw one Ball sea cucumber (Phyllophorus sp.) and a few Thorny sea cucumbers (Colochirus quadrangularis). I did see a few Sand stars (Astropecten sp.) but no other sea stars.
Lenggadai (Bruguiera parviflora) propagules. There wasn't much trash actually.
|(A) Kandelia candel (B) unidentified hairy pod |
(C) unidentified lumpy pod (D) Heritiera littoralis
Dungun fruits (Heritiera littoralis) with the typical fluted ridge in the middle. Oops, I wonder what the lumpy pod is?
National Volunteer and Philanthropy Center (NVPC) to put together a video clip featuring a wide range of volunteers. I'm touched that they invited me to be a part of this. I hope I did a good job. Apparently, this clip is expected to run SMRT and other places. Hopefully this will encourage more people to volunteer!