The last TeamSeagrass monitoring at Tuas and Sheryl is doing it alone!
Well, it is that time of the year when lots of folks are clearing leave. Sheryl did a great job as usual with the monitoring. The seagrass patch is quite lush here! All Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis). Sheryl points out that there seems to be growths of brown seaweeds among them. But this is probably normal for this time of the year, when there's lots of seaweed bloom on many of our shores with the flush of nutrients during the monsoon period.
Halimeda seaweed (Halimeda sp.) zone in the mostly sandy shores are still there. Settled among them were lots of sea cucumbers and Haddon's carpet anemones. The soft corals, sea fans and other reefy creatures were still out there in deeper water.
Sheryl and her team of volunteers at Merck have been stalwarts at looking after this shore. I look forward to another great year of seagrass monitoring at Tuas!
I took the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the soft corals found on this shore. More about these on the wild shores of singapore blog.