13 Oct '11, 3pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Sunset trip to Cyrene

Wild Shores of Singapore: Sunset trip to Cyrene

A glorious day on Cyrene Reef! I was out with Siti and her colleagues to do seagrassy stuff there. We worked hard throughout the late afternoon and stopped only when the sun went down, in a spectacular light show. Here's the first dinghy load heading out to Cyrene, all pumped up to get some seagrass stuff done! My job today was to help Siti at her experimental site, way way off in the middle of the Reef. On the horizon is Pulau Bukom, looking all calm and quiet. There's no signs of the recent fire at the refineries there , and I didn't see any flaring there today. My job today is to clean the barnacles and other encrusting organisms that have settled on Siti's experiment. It's been a while, so there's a particularly thick, tenacious, crusty layer. It's tough to deal with barnacles. The barnacle growths are so well established, even Drills (Family Muricidae) have already se...

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