Five species of seagrasses are taking over the artificial lagoon at Seringat-Kias!
Seringat-Kias was created by reclaiming the submerged reefs of Seringat and Kias. One of the touted features on this island is the C-shaped 1km long artificial lagoon. Here's more about what was done to create Seringat-Kias. There's marine life on the artificial shore as well as on the natural shores of Lazarus Island.
Smooth ribbon seagrass in the middle of the lagoon. And large patches of Noodle seagrass too. Everywhere, there were patches of Needle seagrass (narrow leaf blade) mixed with Spoon seagrass (tiny leaf blade). On the southern side of the lagoon, there was a large patch of Serrated ribbon seagrass. I didn't see any Sickle seagrass which was seen growing in deeper water on our last survey in Jan 2017.
Sea lettuce green seaweed was washing up on the shore. But there were also a good variety of other seaweeds growing on the shore.
Spotted sea hare.
While waiting for them at the pontoon, Liz Lim and I had fun looking at the colourful marine life that had settled at the sides. I even saw an octopus!
Alas, there is still a line of single-use water cups on this shore. But the situation is not as bad as what we saw in Aug 2015.
Photos by others on this trip