Dec 20, 2010

Rare seagrass seen at Sungei Mandai Besar

Meadows of a very rare seagrass have been spotted at Sungei Mandai Besar!
The meadows stretched out "almost as far as the eye could see" says Andy, intrepid Team member who shared about the find on his blog.

This is awesome because Beccari's seagrass (Halophila beccarii) is considered rare not only in Singapore but globally! In fact, the IUCN featured this seagrass as Species of the Day. In Singapore it is Critically Endangered, globally it is Vulnerable.

So far in Singapore, this seagrass has been seen only at Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

See more photos and read about where Sungei Mandai Besar is and more on Andy's blog.

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