The tide is still high when the small team arrives at Cyrene on a hot sunny day!
recent tsunami? The 'supermoon'?
I don't really know. But I do know that tidal predictions are often a little off whenever the low spring tides first switch from evening to morning, which just happened a few days ago. The tide is so high, my monitoring stuff is submerged when I lay it down to set up the transect tape!
'industrial triangle' it has spectacular seagrass meadows!
Tape seagrasses (Enhalus acoroides) that I saw were mostly chomped but slightly longer than during out last monitoring at Cyrene in Dec 09. I also didn't see large patches of brown scum that I saw at our last monitoring trip.
After monitoring, I had a quick look around. Oh dear, I notice lots of little bits of broken off Noodle seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium) washed up on the sand bar.
survey and pipefish tagging and which used to be full of long Tape seagrass. It remains quite bare, although there are some shorter seagrasses growing there.
Smooth ribbon seagrass (Cymododea rotundata) growing on the Northern shore facing the container terminals! This seagrass has so far only been seen at Cyrene and Chek Jawa.
Dr Dan Rittschof and students from Duke University who have come to help Siti set up seagrass experiments on Cyrene. We saw lots of marine life including baby sharks! More about this on wild shores of singapore.
The team out for this trip were: Andy, Joo Yong, Joe, Richard, Mei Lin and Wei Ling.