It's Day Two of the Expedition and another batch of volunteers are back on the mudflats at Pulau Ubin, Outward Bound Singapore.
Asia Pacific Breweries) who
are sponsoring the Survey and Expedition. It was nice to meet them
again and earlier, I had been on a trip Big Sisters Island with them.
This little patch of flats near the OBS jetty reminds me of Chek Jawa! There's some seagrasses, and lots of soft squishy mud. On the rocks, lots of colourful sponges!
Bill the unknown anemone (that was featured in the recent Straits Times article about the Survey), little snails, clams, lots of worms including what looks like a spaghetti worm. I found a strange synaptid sea cucumber buried in the mud! And we later came across a Biscuit sea star near the jetty.
the NUS vessel Galaxea is at the jetty.
This means the Dredging Team has done their run and everyone must be
busy sorting out their finds!
Rare spined murex, lots
and lots of brittlestars, and Nick has found ctenaphores (the blob in
Rene's marvellous photos of these finds!
Mantis shrimp! My bad photo of it here. I'm sure Rene will share a better one soon.
frogfish that he found. WOW! While we were away, there was also a seine net survey of Chek Jawa and earlier in the day, a check on mudlobster mounds at Pulau Ubin. The Expedition is exhausting but lots of fun!
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