The windy storm is probably a Sumatra, violent pre-dawn storms that occur only in our part of the world. We watch the incoming swathe of angry yellow and red on the radar map of the NEA website on Pei Yan's phone.
Seagrass-Watch HQ in Australia are visiting us. So we had two boats for the trip!
middle of the industrial triangle, here you can see the orange Cyrene Reef beacon with the petrochemical plants on Pulau Bukom on the horizon.
Spoon seagrasses (Halophila ovalis) flowering?". After we say no, he promptly takes a look at the clumps at this feet and produces a flower! We are most impressed!
dugong feeding trails he saw on Cyrene, which we all missed spotting! Wow! Siti saw dugong feeding trails here in Apr 2012.
We also took the opportunity to consult Len and Rudi on why the Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides) on Cyrene are all still cropped short. More about what Len shared on this and other issues on the wild shores of singapore blog.
As usual, we saw interesting animals at Cyrene. I was too distracted to document many, but I'm sure the rest of the team will soon share what they saw.
And of course Len and Rudi of Seagrass-Watch. Thanks also to Siti, Wei Ling and Nor Aishah for taking care of the team, and special thanks to Rachel Lim for making all the arrangements to make this special trip possible.
Posts by others on this trip
- Ria on what Len and Rudi shared about seagrass health, signs of mass spawning? and other issues.
- Jerome on facebook with lots of fabulous photos and video clips of our adventurous trip today.
- Johnson on facebook with delightful photos of volunteers enjoying the trip despite the wet weather!
- Jonathan on facebook with fierce wet weather and cool critter sightings.
- Sean on facebook with volunteers at work and play, and lots of sea stars.