The tide is not very low, but it's still possible to have a glimpse of one of the many nice stretches of seagrasses along Changi.
There's lots of fresh green growths of Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis) with big leaves here. I haven't been here since August 2011.
Hairy seahares (Bursatella leachii) on the shores! They look like blobs when out of water, but 'fluff' up when submerged. Many of those seen had orangey 'hairs', which I notice seems to appear only at Changi. Dotting the seagrasses everywhere were coils of pale orange egg strings, possibly laid by the seahares.
Pseudobiceros gratus that is not uncommonly seen on our shores. It swims with delicate ruffles of its flat body.
swimming anemones (Boloceroides mcmurrichi)! Many of them were very dark, almost black.
carpet anemones (Stichodactyla sp.). Some were tiny, others were small. All were healthy and unbleached.
Biscuit star (Goniodiscaster scaber), and after the sun set, the Sand stars (Astropecten sp.) came out!
Ball soft corals (Family Nephtheidae). There were also several Cerianthids (Order Ceriantharia) aka peacock anemones.
Thorny sea cucumber (Colochirus quadrangularis) and also some Pink warty sea cucumbers (Cercodemas anceps).
white straw-like tubes. I looked at one that had been unearthed and it looks like the straws grow up from a flat base that is buried.
Nest mussels (Musculista senhousia). After the massive flooding at Chek Jawa in 2007 that led to mass deaths there, mats of these mussels were also seen at Chek Jawa.
mass fish deaths at Pasir Ris in Dec 2009. Fortunately, I only saw two dead fishes on the shore on this trip. Possibly discards from fishermen?
washing up on Changi. I'm keeping a look out for this year's seedling bonanza. It doesn't seem to have started yet.