Daily Decay (28th December 2014): Milkfish (Chanos chanos) @ Sungei Buloh
Daily Decay (27th December 2014): Unidentified Prawn (F. Penaeidae) @ Changi
Daily Decay (26th December 2014): Chafer Beetle (F. Scarabaeidae) @ Sungei Buloh
Merry Christmas everyone!
I might have overdid the Christmas theme on this one a little.
Daily Decay (25th December 2014): Flathead Gudgeon (Butis sp.) @ Sungei Buloh
Someone moved the Common Palm Civet carcass from the road to the side using wet tissues.
Civet roadkill recovery – small actions can save the lives of wildlife
By Xu Weiting, 25th December 2014;
Two days before Christmas 2014, I came into office expecting an uneventful day. Not long after I reached campus, I received a notification from Nurliyana Omar, an Otterman Holt graduate who previously conducted a research on the Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis). Liyana reported a Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus musangus) roadkill carcass along Clementi Road, at the NUS Arts Faculty entrance on the first left lane.
This was the third civet roadkill reported to us in the month of December.
Once a roadkill is reported, it is always a race against time and traffic to recover an intact carcass. We could not retrieve the first civet roadkill at Goodwood Hill, reported to us by Dr. Darren Yeo, as by the time Tze Kwan arrived at the scene, the civet had already been crushed by multiple vehicles. Instead, tissue and hair samples were collected and deposited in the cryo collection in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
The latest (stranding) happened on Monday 22 Dec 2014 at local time 7 am at Mukomuko Bengkulu. A 3-ish meter baleen whale, code 2, suspected Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) (waiting further identification). Special thanks to Beginer Subhan for the early alert. Field photograph from Mr Rahmad Hidayat, the Bengkulu Marine and Fisheries Office.
Newborn or stillborn baby Blue Whale stranded in Bengkulu, Sumatra Indonesia (Pics: Rahmat Hidayat, Marine & Fisheries Agency Officer, Bengkulu)
Source: Blue Planet Society Facebook