09 Jan '12, 1am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Signs of dugongs at Chek Jawa by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Signs of dugongs at Chek Jawa by @wildsingapore

Today, I saw many signs of what seems to be dugong feeding trails on Chek Jawa! I was out with determined TeamSeagrass volunteers who monitored despite the rain. I also did a quick check to see if Chek Jawa has been affected by recent flooding in Johor. After the monitoring, I had a quick look around to see if there were any signs of ill health due to the recent flooding in Johor and heavy rains in Singapore. In 2007, Chek Jawa suffered mass deaths following heavy flooding in Johor. In fact, we observed mass deaths during the first ever TeamSeagrass monitoring which was held at Chek Jawa in Jan 2007! Lots of Carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni ) both in the water and on the sand bar. Most of them looked normal, although some were 'squished' up probably due to the rain. I didn't come across any that were 'bleaching' or bloated, which is what happened in 2007. I came acro...

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