02 Jul '11, 1pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Anemone hunt at Seringat-Kias

Wild Shores of Singapore: Anemone hunt at Seringat-Kias

Another successful anemone hunt with Dr Daphne with a glorious sunrise! We find intriguing sea anemones in the man-made lagoon of Seringat-Kias, while the rest of the team also explored the natural reefs that remain on the adjoining Lazarus Island. Seringat-Kias was created by reclaiming the submerged reefs of Seringat and Kias. One of the touted features on this island is the C-shaped 1km long artificial lagoon. Here's more about what was done to create Seringat-Kias . Marine life has settled in this artificial lagoon, including lots of sea anemones! We saw one of these and Dr Daphne confirms it's a Haddon's carpet anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni ). She mentioned that the two that we showed her from Changi a few weeks earlier were NOT Haddon's carpet anemones even though at first glance they seemed to be. This once again shows that it's important to take a closer look even...

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