Saturday, February 24, 2007

Getting HIGH at CJ

Went back to Chek Jawa for the very first real TeamSeagrass transect
The boardwalk is nearing completion and the stench is gone!
Marine life there is slowly recovering though and I'll show you how in a moment
This is how CJ is looking now

Was too busy doing the recording for the transect so didn't take much pics
This was actually found by Jing Kai
Wonder what it is?

Ok, I said I'd show how life is coming back to CJ
It all started with this marvellous creature, the hairy seahare B. leachii

Check out the blue ocilli (eyespots) of the seahare

Don't they just make you go "Awww.."

They sort of crunches into a ball when you touch them
I think they're supposed to ink up when disturbed but I guess they are too busy with the business that's going on....

This is the main attraction of the trip and lo and behold, its seahare erm... procreation day!!

They were doing it in corners, finding a cosy spot to exchange the gift of life

They're also doing it in pools of water


And everyone's into the action too
Here's Helen getting down and dirty in the mud

And who can forget Alvin
I wonder whether the seahares feel uncomfortable with such a huge video camera filming them going their business haha

On the way back to the meeting point, I saw this big green carpet anemone
So much different from the dead and dying ones few weeks back

Jing Kai found this big hermit crab too

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