On 5 Jan, I saw this shore near the shipyard at Loyang being cleaned of oil.
|Photo by Ann N Kong.
Bakau Mata Buaya
One of the world's rarest mangrove trees grows at Pasir Ris! The beautiful Bakau mata buaya (Bruguiera hainesii) which is listed as 'Critically Endangered' not just in Singapore but globally too! I was relieved to see it was alive and doesn't seem to have any oil on it. It is now probably the last large Bakau mata buaya on the mainland. The one at Sungei Buloh is dead.
Feb 2015 (2016 was swallowed up by coral bleaching surveys).
Seagrasses of Pasir Ris
There are lush meadows of seagrasses on this shore.
TeamSeagrass blog. But most of the seagrass meadows looked alright.
Chek Jawa was hit by a massive oil spill in 2010.
Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk
I stopped briefly at the mangrove boardwalk at Pasir Ris Park before the survey.
Here's photos by James Chua of our survey, on the Sea Shepherd Singapore page.
Posts about the Johor Strait oil spill in Jan 2017
- Are we helping or harming when we 'clean' oiled mangroves?
- Oil spill at East Johor Strait: YOUR sightings
- Key happenings: Oil spill at East Johor Strait, Jan 2017
- Survey of oil spill spill impact on Ubin and mainland Singapore, 5 Jan 2017
- Oil spill near Pulau Ubin, 4 Jan 2017
Related posts on water quality at Pasir Ris
- Checking out the plankton bloom at Pasir Ris, Apr 2015
- How is Pasir Ris marinelife after the mass fish deaths? Mar 2015
- Palm oil waste and other damaging activities at Pasir Ris Mar 2015
- What activities affect water quality at Pasir Ris? Mar 2015
- How are seagrasses at Pasir Ris after the mass fish deaths? Mar 2015
Previous posts to check up on the Bakau mata buaya at Pasir Ris
- Checking up on a rare mangrove tree at Pasir Ris Feb 2015
- Dead fish patrol at Pasir Ris Apr 2012
- Mangroves at Pasir Ris briefly Jan 2011
- Rare mangroves at Pasir Ris Sep 2010
- Pasir Ris check up Oct 2009
- Mangroves in the Mizzle: Pasir Ris Aug 2009
- Bruguiera hainesii and other surprises May 2009