Daily Decay (23rd April 2017): Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica) @ Lower Seletar Reservoir
It’s likely that someone had stepped on this Giant African Snail, and the resulting mess dried and cooked on the sun-baked pavement.
Daily Decay (22nd April 2017): Unidentified Earthworm (Oligochaeta) @ Island Club Road
This large Earthworm had likely been washed out onto the road by heavy rain, then run over by a passing vehicle.
Dolphin tangled in anchor line dies
By Roxanne Arevalo, 21st April 2017;
Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra) Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus) died after its tail was entangled in an anchor line about 30 kilometers off Barangay Camague in Iligan.
Fisherman Tito Dimco said the Dolphin was playing near their fishing boat at midnight and got its tail caught in the anchor’s rope.
The Dolphin dragged the small seacraft as it swam around in an effort to free itself.
Dimco sailed back to shore at 6 a.m. with the weak Dolphin still tied to the rope.
It eventually died.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said the fishermen could’ve cut the rope but the Dolphin would still be tied down to the heavy anchor.
The Dolphin weighed 200 kilos and was eight feet long.
The City Agriculture Office estimated the Dolphin to have been two or three years old.
Source: ABS-CBN News
The cetacean in this incident has been misidentified; it’s a Risso’s Dolphin, not a Melon-headed Whale.
Daily Decay (21st April 2017): Moult of Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus) @ Pulau Sekudu
Daily Decay (20th April 2017): Fan Clam (Pinna sp.) @ Pulau Sekudu