The narrow slice of Pandan mangroves lies at the edge of a major road, Jalan Buroh, with a bridge over Sungei Pandan. The seaward side of Sungei Pandan is taken up by shipyards and other shipping work. The yellow arrow shows where we worked today.
Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), we head out for the survey area. As usual, the line is laid near running water so that it's easier to wash off the mud in the sieve to find the tiny creatures that live here.
As usual, at the end of the trip, we eagerly await to hear from Dr Tan about what we have found.
Other finds include a baby scorpionfish, horseshoe crabs and all kinds of clams and snails. Rene and Andy took photos on this trip (while I dug around in the mud), so we'll have a look at their photos soon.
We forgot to take a group photo before we got totally muddy. Despite the hot weather, nasty soft mud, seems like everyone had a great time!
The video clips were taken with the awesome FLIP video camera kindly supplied by Shaun Quek of Cisco through the introduction of fellow volunteer Sam Yeo.
Other posts about this trip
- Ria with jelly blobs and horseshoe crabs.
- Rene on facebook with lots of photos of the volunteers at work and some of the creatures we found: baby scorpionfish, crabs, snails, horseshoe crabs and more!
There's more work to be done after the field session, to process, sort and identify all these fascinating creatures. Look out for more news on how you can help out in this as well.
Upcoming trips for the rest of the year have been announced on the mailing list for registered volunteers. Exciting destinations include Mandai mangroves and Lim Chu Kang mangroves.
To join us, register your interest in this form and you'll be invited to join the mailing list to receive updates on the Survey and sign up for Survey activities.
Also check out our FAQs for more about the Survey.
To find out more about our common mangrove wildlife, check out the online Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore and the wildsingapore wild fact sheets.