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 (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 January 2018)

Daily Decay (3rd January 2018): Indian Mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) @ 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.

Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus sp.) (?)
Tanah Merah, 10th April 2016

A bag of fish parts was found on the beach. Further inspection revealed that the contents comprised various parts of Spanish Mackerel. Whether these pieces of fish were purchased at the market, or came from a fish caught in Singapore waters is unknown. It’s also not known why these were dumped on the shore, although there is a possibility that these were intended as bait for some other marine creature.

Four species of Spanish Mackerel have been documented in the waters around Singapore and Malaysia, and these remains may represent any of these species:

Indo-Pacific King Mackerel (Scomberomorus guttatus)

Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson)

Korean Seerfish (Scomberomorus koreanus)

Streaked Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus lineolatus)

Another possible candidate is the Double-lined Mackerel (Grammatorcynus bilineatus):

Indian Mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta)
Pasir Ris, 22nd February 2015

This Indian Mackerel was one of the many casualties of yet another fish mass mortality event that was triggered by a harmful algal bloom.