27 Feb '11, 9am

Great discovery Wild Shores of Singapore: Sliver of mangroves near Punggol Jetty

Great discovery Wild Shores of Singapore: Sliver of mangroves near Punggol Jetty

Near Punggol Jetty, there is a tiny patch of mangroves along a narrow stream that is still connected to the coastline some distance away. I've been hearing about a tiny patch of mangroves at Punggol from friends at Outward Bound Singapore and other people I've met. Siyang also shared about this mangrove on his trip in Sep 09 .Today, I managed to have a quick look at it. I was thrilled to see mud lobster mounds! Areas with mud lobster mounds are becoming increasingly rare in Singapore. The mud lobsters are still active here! There were many openings with fresh 'flows' of mud. Mud lobsters (Thalassina sp.) are listed as Endangered in Singapore. They play an important role in the health of mangroves, creating mounds that provide homes for other mangrove animals, and a nice place for mangrove plants to grow, such as this thicket of Jeruju (Acanthus sp.). A small Bakau putih (B...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2011/02/sliver-of-mangrove...

Tweets

Wild Shores of Singapore: A short stroll to the mangroves at Sungei Jelutong, Pulau Ubin

Wild Shores of Singapore: A short stroll to the...

wildshores.blogspot.com 27 Feb '11, 10am

I have heard much about the mangroves at Sungei Jelutong. We've tried before, but somehow couldn't find a way to reach the...

Wild Shores of Singapore: Anti-cancer drugs from a sponge commonly seen on our shores

Wild Shores of Singapore: Anti-cancer drugs fro...

wildshores.blogspot.com 27 Feb '11, 9am

Scientists in London are turning to sea sponges to help them learn more about anti-cancer drugs. Using his £106,079 grant ...

A Moscow man, apparently upset after an argumen...

straitstimes.com 27 Feb '11, 12am

MOSCOW - A MAN who apparently was distraught after an argument with his wife blew himself up near a Moscow supermarket, ki...