Daily Decay (11th May 2018)

Daily Decay (11th May 2018): Unidentified Grouper (Epinephelus sp.) @ Pasir Ris

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in late February and March 2015, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor.

Several species of Grouper (as well as hybrids) are raised in offshore fish farms in the Straits of Johor, so this individual might have been a farm escapee.

Daily Decay (8th May 2018)

Daily Decay (8th May 2018): Indian Mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) @ Pasir Ris

This was one of the many casualties of yet another fish mass mortality event that was triggered by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor in February and March 2015.

Daily Decay (3rd April 2018)

Daily Decay (3rd April 2018): Unidentified Grouper (Epinephelus sp.) @ Pasir Ris

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in late February and March 2015, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor.

Several species of Grouper (as well as hybrids) are raised in offshore fish farms in the Straits of Johor, so this individual might have been a farm escapee.

Daily Decay (17th March 2018)

Daily Decay (17th March 2018): Snubnose Pompano (Trachinotus blochii) @ Changi

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in February 2014, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor.

Many of the offshore fish farms in the Straits of Johor raise Snubnose Pompano for human consumption, so this carcass could have come from one of the farmed fishes, instead of being of wild origin.

 

Daily Decay (15th March 2018)

Daily Decay (15th March 2018): White Tamban (Sardinella albella) @ Changi

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass mortality event that took place in the eastern Straits of Johor in February 2014, supposedly caused by a plankton bloom.

Daily Decay (4th March 2018)


Daily Decay (4th March 2018): Unidentified Snapper (Lutjanus sp.) @ Changi

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in February 2014, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor.

Many of the offshore fish farms in the Straits of Johor raise several species of Snapper, such as John’s Snapper (Lutjanus johnii) and Crimson Snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus), for human consumption, so this carcass is likely to be one of the farmed fishes, instead of being of wild origin.

Daily Decay (28th February 2018)

Daily Decay (28th February 2018): Eeltail Catfish (F. Plotosidae) @ Changi

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in February 2014, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor. Three species of Eeltail Catfish are present in Singapore waters – the Striped Eeltail Catfish (Plotosus lineatus), Black Eeltail Catfish (Plotosus canius), and White-lipped Eeltail Catfish (Paraplotosus albilabris). Due to the decomposed state of this carcass, it’s not clear which species it is.