Monday, April 23, 2007

1st field trip with Team Seagrass

Last Sunday (22nd April 2007) mark my 1st field trip with Team Seagrass. The day sure started early at 0700hrs with a meeting at the changi jetty. Took the ferry to ubin and man, the sun rise is juz astonishing.

As most of you might be aware, Chek jawa is on the eastern end of Pulau Ubin Island. Thus as per normal practise, NParks rented 2 vans to ferry all 18 of us there. Upon arrival, we soon found out that the broadwalk that is currently been contructed to allow more public visits and at the same time not disturbing the lovely animals are almost completing. If I rem correctly, it was scheduled to launch in June/July this year.

We are all den splitted into 2 groups assigned to 2
differently sites (1 & 2). As I'm a newbie, thus was attached to a wonderful "expert" to guide me along. His name is Si Jie and I sure learn a fair bit on how to go about doing my "job".

Wondering what we are suppose to monitor? Well its Seagrass! Something like this.

The monitoring completed pretty fast. Something like 30mins or so. Thus we have quite a bit of time to explore the area. Saw some animals like the carpet anemone, solefish, snails, hermit crab, etc. Do check out my "photos" for the pix.

All in all, it was a fun and enriching experience. Will definitely do it again.