Friday, February 16, 2007

How's Chek Jawa?.....

There was a Chek Jawa public walk this afternoon and so I took the afternoon off to go guiding. But it turned out that there were more guides(Mr Wong, Kaifen, Poh Lian, Ron and me) than participants (in fact, one family only). So, we engaged in a conversation as to who should do the guiding. I suggested to Ron that he should do it because even he said no now, he will still ends up guiding (those of you who were at the Pulau Semakau nightwalk will know what I mean). Eventually, Poh Lian was assigned to guide the family. And the rest of us got to play!:O)

Anyway, today was my first visit to Chek Jawa since the mass death episode. So I was anxious to see how's Chek Jawa is doing. Has she recovered?

We saw this Carpet Anemone at the area where we usually shown them to the public. But it's still not in healthy colour and it felt very slimy.

We then noticed that the Seagrass Lagoon near the route that we usually took to the Sandbar is covered with more sand. Also, the Sandbar is still barren without the Carpet Anemones and Ball Sea Cucumbers.

Then we found something that got us excited! Yes, another Carpet Anemone. But this one is healthier and it stings!

No Common Seastar yet to be seen though. But there's a lots of this jelly like thingy around. Looks like some kind of egg capsule.

Over at the Coral Rubbles, looks like the area is slowly recovering because it looks greener instead of the blue and black stuffs that we have encountered last month. There were fishes too! We found Catfish, Pipefish and this Diamond Wrasse.

Am glad that there was a "rock concert" going on under some rock because we found a Rock Star!

Think Chek Jawa is slowly picking up her pieces. Really hope that she will regain her beauty and charms us with her wonderful marine stuffs once again. :O)

Oh ya, and true enough, Ron ended up guiding the family at the Coral Rubbles.


Blogger Ron Yeo said...

Dunno what's wrong with my laptop. Can't seem to upload any photos onto my blog, so haven't post my blog yet. Anyway, u oso guided in th end mah... when u elaborate on the napoleon wrasse :P So I wasn't the only one...

February 17, 2007 4:09 PM  

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