Daily Decay (30th September 2016): Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Daily Decay (29th September 2016): Lokan (Geloina sp.) @ Kranji
Daily Decay (28th September 2016): River Snail (Filopaludina martensi) @ Lower Seletar Reservoir
Daily Decay (27th September 2016): Unidentified Fish @ Tampines Quarry
Photo: Dr. Samantha Licudine
The rescued Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra) that stranded in Dasol, Pangasinan last Friday is doing better. She is now eating and is swimming around the rehab pool. Her buoyancy, however, is still not back to normal. PMMSN 1 headed by the team from BFAR region 1 is providing this animal the necessary medications and round-the-clock care.
Tenpounder (Elops sp.)
Chek Jawa, 7th May 2016
This Tenpounder was one of many fishes found entangled in an illegal driftnet that had been laid across the lagoon at Chek Jawa. These photos were taken in the midst of clearing the net and removing all the fishes (both alive and dead) and other marine creatures trapped in it.
Two species of Tenpounder are believed to be present in Southeast Asian waters:
Indo-Pacific Tenpounder (Elops machnata)
- A Guide to Common Marine Fishes of Singapore
- Fish Species of Singapore
- IUCN Red List
Hawaiian Ladyfish or Giant Herring (Elops hawaiensis)
Daily Decay (25th September 2016): Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) @ Kranji