17 Sep '11, 3am

Otter at Chek Jawa!

Otter at Chek Jawa!

"What's that big animal out on the shore?!" Mei Lin remarked as we headed out to Chek Jawa in the evening. It's an otter ! We also managed to get seagrass work done, and spot other interesting marine life! My feeble lens is not long enough and here's my best result of the frisky otter before it disappeared into the water. How nice to see after the trip that a brand new facebook page, OtterWatch has been set up to gather otter sightings! This is part of Meryl Theng's project to study Singapore's otters, and she has just posted on her blog some tips on how to distinguish an otter from other large marine animals you might see on the shore. Bravo! Mei Lin has already submitted this sighting to the study. Please also contribute your sightings too! And tell your friends about OtterWatch! I was kindly invited along this trip by a group of students who are studying seagrasses. Uh ...

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