Pei Yan and I are back on Labrador to check up on the seagrasses here.
Alas, the weather turned ugly as soon as we arrived on the shore. We seem to get rain at Labrador, it was also very wet on our last monitoring trip in Nov 12.
Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis) and one patch of Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides).
Sickle seagrass (Thalassia hemprichii) with Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis) nearer the high water mark, and nice long Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides). It was good to see nice long Tape seagrasses, 50-60cm long as they should be.
Labrador shore and the jetty are now permanently closed to the public
due to safety issues. The natural cliffs along the shore are not very
stable. Thanks to Yuet Hsin of NParks for permission to monitor.
reclamation, dredging and other coastal works for the new Pasir Panjang Container Terminal which includes underwater blasting.
Hopefully, as the massive construction nearby comes to an end, the
seagrasses and other marine life at Labrador can return. It is only
through long-term monitoring that we can learn more about what is
happening on this shore.
More about other sightings during the trip on the wild shores of singapore blog.