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!

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