Thanks to Zaki and Dzar for joining to check out the small patch mangroves near the mouth of Sungei Loyang. This is home to the beautiful Bakau mata buaya, listed as 'Critically Endangered' not just in Singapore but globally too! We last visited the tree in Jan 2018. It is now the last large Bakau mata buaya on the mainland (the one at Sungei Buloh is dead). We were relieved to see the tree is still standing, even though another tree has fallen over next to it (a Nyireh bunga). The embankment behind the tree has also eroded away.
Haeckel's anemones aka the 'Darth Vader' anemone. The first time we've seen this on a nothern mainland shore.
Synaptid sea cucumber stranded on the shore.
Sea lettuce seaweed covered some parts of the shore. This is normal and happens seasonally, usually towards the end of the year.
Spoon seagrass grow all along Pasir Ris shores. Most were alright, although I saw a few patches of bleaching Seagrasses can lose their green colour and turn pale when they are stressed, e.g., due to high temperatures or pollution.
Oil Spill Response, a global NGO that is activated to clean up oil spills. This is one of their regional bases, where they are on standby with equipment and supplies to deal with oil spills. Here's how they tackle oil spills, from a talk I attended in Mar 2014 ago by Oil Spill Response.
trashy Pasir Ris Park and fish farms.
Photos by others on this trip
Nurulhuda Abdul Rahim