23 Oct '11, 2am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Semakau at high tide, with hot spring?

Wild Shores of Singapore: Semakau at high tide, with hot spring?

The tide is super high! What am I doing at Pulau Semakau?! Without the distraction of marine life, I thought I should try to find the fabled hot spring (yet another attempt). And also check up on some interesting rare plants found on the high shore. We were heading out with the Vertebrate Team to try to track down vertebrates on Pulau Semakau. Ben has brought along his Bat Detector! I think it's awesome, and so does Nick! While the rest of the Vertebrate team headed out to hunt the spined creatures, I trekked out to the shore. Scattered on the forest trail floor were seeds of the Critically Endangered Mangrove trumpet tree (Dolichandrone spathacea )! The Critically Endangered Api-api jambu (Avicennia marina ) is growing well and is now quite tall. It's flowering and fruiting! I had a quick look at the Critically Endangered Caesalpinia bonduc . This is the only female plant...

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