The ride out to Semakau allowed us to see the massive petroleum factories—one 2 or three largest in the word/ shipping docks-second largest in the world and also Singapore’s state bird (according to our birder guide at Ubin--Raj) the crane—in this case along the docks.
We saw starfish, octopus, sea cucumbers, numerous types of coral, an anemone with “nemo” hiding inside, and –well, I wanted to run about to see the nest thing someone else found. We were calling out in joy with our discoveries to show our finds—seventeen of us—there was no minute without a new find and and a new gathering. Later, we learned that there was much to be seen by staying still and quiet and life emerge from hiding.
We were guided by Ron and a contigent of volunteers and especially Ria Tan.
Please visit Ria’s sites:
Her blog post for Semakau is up on the wildfilms bloghttp://wildfilms.blogspot.com/2008/03/pulau-semakau-with-dr-dan-and-friends.html
The photos of our visit are also up on Ria’s flickr accounthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wildsingapore/
Ria features news on the wildsingapore news bloghttp://wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com/