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.

These patches stretch out along the north-east portion of the shore towards Marina at Keppel Bay (N 01 15.880 E 103 40.504 to N 01 15.899 E 103 48.577)
The seagrass patches are quite dense!
The blades are nice and green, without burnt bits and mostly free of epiphytes.
Although I couldn't find any seagrasses on the southern side of the Creek, as we explored the rest of the shore, we also came across a small patch (about 1.5m long) of Spoon seagrasses next to the seawall at the Keppel Golf Club (N 01 15.932 E 103 48.455).
We also saw a longer stretch of Spoon seagrasses growing among the mangrove tree roots on the side of the Creek next to Keppel Golf Club! It was about 6m long (N 01 15.960 E 103 48.427 to N 01 15.953 E 103 48.429).
The seagrasses look healthy!
Today, my trip starts at sunrise instead of well before that! More about what I did today on the wild shores of singapore blog.
 This is my second time monitoring seagrasses at Berlayar Creek. My first monitoring here was on 9 Feb 2012.

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