09 Feb '12, 10am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Strange seagrass slug on Chek Jawa by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Strange seagrass slug on Chek Jawa by @wildsingapore

What's this curious little blob next to a tiny batch of eggs on a seagrass blade? Might be a slug of some kind? I always see something strange and new on every shore trip! Yesterday, I was on a lovely seagrassy trip with Siti and Dawn at Chek Jawa. There's a bloom of Sea lettuce green seaweed (Ulva sp.) on the shore. It's tricky to walk on this green carpet as there are all kinds of rocks, poky things under the slippery seaweed. But we're in luck! Seems like Mama Wild Boar (Sus scrofa ) and her babies have just been through here, so we just follow their little footprints for a safe trip to the seagrass meadows. There's so much Ulva, they're draped all over the mangrove tree roots. Quite a pretty picture and I remember Dr Yong telling me that as the seaweed rots, they provide food for the tree. He said this when he saw me trying to 'clean' a tree of seaweed. The seagrasses ...

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