Finally, we remove the abandoned driftnet seen some time ago.
The net is 100 metres long! We measured it! Having to use the 50m tape twice.
Spoon pincer crabs (Leptodius sp.) with spoon-shaped tips on their pincers. The one below seems to have been recently entangled in the more transparent portion of the net. We use blunt tipped scissors so we don't hurt the crabs when we carefully snip out the entangled creatures. The other crab was more seriously entangled and had already lost a pincer and some legs.
Thank you Abigayle, Rene and Kah Ming for helping with this retrieval.
This post first appeared on the wild shores of singapore blog which has more about other happenings on the shore during this retrieval effort.
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