Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Morgue: 6th July 2009

?Green mud crab (Scylla ?paramamosain)
Tanah Merah, 8th February 2009

This was one of many dead and dying mud crabs that were found along a small stretch of canal at Tanah Merah. Nearby, outside the canal, a group of people were happily releasing more live mud crabs into the sea. Some of these mud crabs still had raffia string tied around their pincers and legs, while others were being caught by other visitors with nets and buckets. If only the well-meaning but misguided people could see for themselves the broader consequences of their actions.

Releasing of Animals - Good or Bad? (mirror)

Wild Fact Sheets
A Guide to Seashore Life
A Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore