Delicia Cheong is doing a project to do with marine debris in Mandai. Here she is briefing the volunteers who came to help.
Dugun air, which has rather rude-looking fruits. The leaves growing lower down on the plant are covered with mud brought in by the high spring tide.
Nipah palms which are listed as Vulnerable.
Teruntum putih trees, which are Endangered. Alas, I noticed a few had died and snapped off. Leading to lush growths where the shade of the trees previously meant more open ground.
Rick Leong and Wei Kit in a massive effort. I was glad I was able to help him a bit while I could still walk! More about the study and the awesome Mangrove Action Squad blog featuring the very macho Mangrove Mafia.
fence up Mandai and Kranji, as reported in Oct 2014.
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Jul 2013 to look for Beccari's seagrass, the world's rarest seagrass. I didn't get a chance to walk all the way to where they were this time. Thanks to all kind friends for looking after me on this trip.
Before joining the team, Kwan Siong and I stopped by at the tiny sliver of mangroves at Woodlands Town Park.
Berembang had broken off leaving only the trunk. I couldn't see the other Berembang. The last time I saw the trees in Dec 2010, one was looking poorly. The other looked healthy, but I think this is the one that broke. I couldn't go down but Kwan Siong did and took this photo of the base of the tree.
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Posts by others on this trip
- Kwan Siong on facebook.