Apr 26, 2012

Thalassia makes three at Sentosa, Tanjung Rimau

"I wandered lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of lovely Thalassia leaves;
There amongst the Enhalus plants, 
Bopping their leaves in sprightly dance."
For those of you wondering about the "poem", it is shamelessly borrowed and modified from Daffodils, which was written by William Wordsworth. Poetic injustice aside, it was what came to mind this morning when I was walking along the shore at Tg. Rimau on Sentosa and I found Thalassia hemprichii growing in between patches of Enhalus acoroides

Only two species - Halophila ovalis and E. acoroides - have been recorded at Tg. Rimau prior to this, and this surprising Thalassia find brings the species total to three! :) It's really awesome how our shores continue to surprise us. Happy Thursday everyone!

Apr 25, 2012

Berlayar Creek (25 Apr 12)

Close to the heart of the city, there are seagrasses! There are good patches of Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis) just off the newly built boardwalk at Berlayar Creek!
 At the request of NParks, TeamSeagrass is including this shore in our regular seagrass monitoring.

Apr 16, 2012

Dugong feeding trails at Cyrene!

Siti saw dugong feeding trails at Cyrene Reef! Dugongs are also called sea cows because they only eat seagrasses.
We often see dugong feeding trails on Chek Jawa, even on Changi. But this is our first sighting of them on Cyrene!