It looks just like a bit of seaweed, but this is the Leaf slug. Which strangely, I have not recorded for Changi until now.
Bushy slug. It has leaf-like things on its body that is sticky and can be dropped off on purpose if the animal is scared. So please don't touch them.
Geographic sea hares, mostly half buried in the soft sand. I also saw several of their tangled pink egg strings. The rest of the team saw other interesting nudibranchs and slugs.
paper on the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
Besides some tiny Biscuit sea stars, a few Plain sand stars among the seagrasses, on the rockier area I saw one Crown sea star and Shannon spotted this small Cake sea star. The rest of the team saw a baby Knobbly sea star! I only saw a few Warty pink sea cucumbers and no Thorny sea cucumbers. I did see a lot of Ball sea cucumbers.cerianthids on this soft silty shore. They are also called peacock anemones because they come in such a wide variety of colours, although they are not true sea anemones.
Spoon seagrasses. There were Mini carpet anemones and some small Haddon's carpet anemones. I also saw one Swimming anemone and some Peachia anemones. Kwan Siong found a strange kind of worm that looks like an acorn worm.
July 2013. Although some stretches were coated with Melted chocolate sponges, some areas dotted with Button zoanthids and there were many patches of Zebra corals. But there was not many other kinds of sponges and most were small. I did see one Crown sea star.
Onyx cowrie and many Ovum cowries.
sea fans in deeper water. Oh dear. I wonder what happened to sea fan garden that I saw here in July 2013.
|Dugong feeding trails? Seen on July 2013.|
Photos and posts by others on this trip