12 Dec '11, 2am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Cyrene with Shell volunteers

Wild Shores of Singapore: Cyrene with Shell volunteers

A gorgeous cool evening at Cyrene Reef with an enthusiastic team of volunteers from Shell! The tide is a little high, but the weather is clear, the company joyful and we saw lots of fabulous marine life! The water is still a little high when we arrive, but this doesn't deter the brave team! Although Cyrene lies in the middle of the industrial triangle it has amazing marine life! As usual Jumari takes us onto the Reef safely. The tide is high so we can get further in where it's sandy and free of Mr Stonefish . Almost as soon as we landed, we spot lots of Common sea stars (Archaster typicus )! As the tide was still high, they were busy moving around instead of hiding beneath the sand. Many male sea stars (smaller) were checking out the larger females, and we saw some getting into mating position! Of course, the highlight of a trip to Cyrene is the many Knobbly sea stars (Pro...

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