Coastal cleanup & rescue of horseshoe crabs

A most awesome evening at Kranji mudflats! Caught up with fellow nature enthusiasts & made new friends.

My team removed a couple of long abandoned fishing nets. We ended up spending much time trying to rescue horseshoe crabs that were entangled in the nets. Many of the horseshoe crabs were still alive, but they could not move because the knotted strings got into their feet, carapace & mouth parts. I am thankful that we rescued at least 20+ horseshoe crabs. Some of the rescued hsc were in such hurry to get away, they moved away really quickly when placed back on the sand!

Being nature people, my team did opportunistic bird watching too. ‘Snow Tern. From the North Pole.’ said Sunny, my team mate for the day. The terns dived into the waters occasionally, such a beautiful sight.

Utter joy to be out in nature :)

Before the coastal cleanup at Kranji mudflats. Kerry from Nature Society (Singapore) giving a brief.

Before the coastal cleanup at Kranji mudflats. Kerry from Nature Society (Singapore) giving a brief.

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