Daily Decay (20th June 2018)

Daily Decay (20th June 2018): Unidentified Grouper (Epinephelus sp.) @ Changi

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 (29th May 2018)

Daily Decay (29th May 2018): Unidentified Rabbitfish (Siganus sp.) @ 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 (27th May 2018)

Daily Decay (27th May 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.

Indochinese Glass-perchlet

 

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Indochinese Glass-perchlet (Parambassis siamensis)
Kranji Marshes, 29th June 2017

Daily Decay (19th May 2018)

Daily Decay (19th 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 (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 (20th April 2018)

Daily Decay (20th April 2018): Unidentified Cichlid (F. Cichlidae) @ Kranji

This carcass is too decomposed to be conclusively identified; there are several species of Cichlids that can be found in coastal waters around Kranji, such as Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.), Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis), and Mayan Cichlid (Mayaheros urophthalmus). It’s also possible that the carcass may have been flushed out from the nearby Kranji Reservoir, which harbours other Cichlid species that are found in freshwater, such as Eartheater (Geophagus altifrons).

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.