Well before dawn, a small team headed out to find out how the seagrass meadows at Sentosa's natural shores are doing.
The seagrasses at Sentosa seem to be doing well. Today, we saw lots of Spoon seagrasses (Halophila ovalis) and Tape seagrasses (Enhalus acoroides). Siti also saw some Sickle seagrass (Thalassia hemprichii) here in Apr 2012, but we didn't come across it today.
Hairy green seaweed (Bryopsis sp.).
As we monitor, we also come across sea creatures. Sharp-eyed Shao Wei spotted an octopus! As I tried to take a photo of it, it decided to take a closer look at my tiny Sneaky Swimming Camera! Before it disappeared into a burrow.
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Thanks to Rae and Shao Wei for the hospitality and helping out with the monitoring so early in the morning!
Work is ongoing to install floating 'security barriers' along the shores of Sentosa which seem to include some part of this natural shore. Let's hope this work will not permanently damage the seagrasses here. Monitoring will help us know how the work affects them.