Coastal horseshoe crabs.
Even before we landed, we saw someone with a very powerful torch walking about on the shore. As we were landing, the person moved up onto the main seawall around the big lagoon. But after we landed, I noticed the person was back on the shore. I kind of headed in the person's direction in the hopes of chatting and finding out what he was doing there. As I got closer to the person (torch arrowed), I came across a long net.
Blue-spotted fantail rays, four about 30cm long (body only) and one was much smaller.
The Tape seagrasses are getting cropped for some unknown reason over much of Pulau Semakau. It is now not so common to see long Tape seagrasses here and such a shame if such seagrasses are ripped up with the driftnet.
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I didn't have the heart to walk to the start of the net, but Kok Sheng did and said he saw three small sharks that were covered in flies. Read Kok Sheng's blog post for more photos of the animals he saw trapped in the net.
|Photo by Loh Kok Sheng|
a huge net that probably came from the fish farm. We don't know where this person that we saw today came from. A worker based on the Landfill? A worker on the fish farm? Or some other person?
|People on a large floating structure near the fish farm.|
Driftnets are heartbreaking to encounter and even more heartbreaking to walk away from with animals trapped in them.
More about happier sightings on this trip, as well as other threats to this shore on the wild shores of singapore blog.