It's heartbreaking to find another abandoned driftnet tied to mangrove trees at Pulau Semakau.
Mega Marine Survey of the mudflats here.
The nets are purposely tied to mangrove trees and roots. What I could see stretched for about 30m.
Mangrove horseshoe crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) that was just recently trapped in the net.
Coastal horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas).
Thanks to Mark, Ian and Brian for helping to pull out the nets.
We only did this after we finished the Mega Marine Survey, so we didn't have time to clear all the nets. Fortunately, Project Driftnet is scheduled for a trip to Semakau soon, specifically to pull out abandoned nets and traps. Hopefully we can do a more thorough job then.