A small team monitored the seagrass meadows on Cyrene during a brief break in the wet weather, just before sunset.
Before we walk all the way to Site 2, some of us have a quick look at the many many Knobbly sea stars that can be found on this amazing submerged reef in the middle of the industrial triangle!
Pentaceraster sea star (Pentaceraster mammilatus).
a new record for Singapore!
Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides) on Cyrene are all still cropped short, with ends that are brown or bleached. Doesn't seem much different from what we saw on our last trip here in Aug 2012. This is why it's important to monitor so we get data on how these seagrass meadows are doing.
Sickle seagrass (Thalassia hemprichii) which were also burnt here and there. The Noodle seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium), Needle seagrasses (Halodule sp.) and Spoon seagrasses (Halophila ovalis) that we saw were alright.
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