Tide was so high, I got to swallow some of that pristine western Johor Straits water! Sembawang tide-tables are no use this side of the causeway. 127 crabs caught, measured, weighed and carefully released. Hardly any gravid. Sky overcast from 3pm and stayed that way while we drip-dried only to re-immerse to release the crabs carefully, tree by tree.
Passing visitors gawked again, this time a European family with a few kids so Ladybug did the honours and gave them a tutorial with me interjecting between measurments. We've done it for local families, a couple of university undergrads, Canadian International School students and hordes of local students. Its a special joy to watch the wide-eyed looks of the young uns at this impromptu show-and-tell with Episesarma displayed in all its glory there.
Loads of yellow (very few red) Exceocaria agallocha leaves in the water. Mudskipppers galore. And lots of scum. Happily, no trash.
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