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Wed 28 Jul 2004

Lazarus Island rescue for crabs and coral

Category : marine

Our marine shores are plagues by litter in a variety of forms (see "Battling the Curse of Marine Litter") and abandoned nets are particularly wasteful and deadly. One Wednesday (14 Jul 2004) a group of warm-hearted marine enthusiasts from various groups descended on Lazarus to free crabs and corals from an abandoned net.

Jani Thuaibah, who was on the trip said, "take note of the legless crabs... so poor thing!!! =("

"Nets don't just injure the mobile animals, but also corals! They're animals too! And they're alive! The abrasion from movement of the nets injure/kill the polyps. And injured parts of corals get overgrown with algae/other organisms very fast (especially in Singapore waters where rate of algal growth is very high)."

Jani has uploaded more photo on webshots.

Posted at 12:45PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news