A small team check Mandai mangroves for abandoned nets on a very hot afternoon.
We checked out the mangroves all the way to Sungei Mandai Kecil. And were glad not to encounter any large nets.
In the past, driftnets at Mandai mangroves have dealt a heavy toll on horseshoe crabs. Siva shares about an encounter with 300 horseshoe crabs trapped in abandoned nets at Mandai, with links to earlier similar encounters. It seems Mandai is teeming with horseshoe crabs. During the recent Mega Marine Survey at Mandai, lots of horseshoe crabs and horseshoe crab eggs were seen. More about horseshoe crabs at Kranji and Mandai.
This post first appeared on the wild shores of singapore blog.