sea fans. A lot more sea fans than I saw at another stretch of Changi last month.
The jetty legs are encrusted with various marine life, mostly ascidians though. There were also seafans! But sponges were much fewer than on our last trip here in Jun 2013.
Jul 2010. On that trip, the seafans were also much bigger!
|Photo taken in Jul 2010.|
Button zoanthids and Melted chocolate sponge.
Zebra corals. I didn't see any that were bleaching.
Pink flowery soft coral.
Blue feather stars! He also found a nice nudibranch. Under the stones, I came across some brown Crown sea stars, Ovum coweries, Hoof-shield limpets and a small Toadfish.
Orange sea cucumbers, also some Ball sea cucumbers and a few Thorny sea cucumbers. I also saw one Synaptid sea cucumber on Melted chocolate sponge.
'armoured' sea cucumbers that I first saw here in Jun 2012. They are very well camouflaged!
Spiky seapens, Thumbs up ascidians, lots of Candy hydroids which were surprisingly free of encrustrations. Also some Knobbly soft corals and very small colonies of Stinging hydroids. I didn't come across any flatworms.
Porcelain fiddler crabs.
Spoon seagrass nearby in very soft silty ground.
Hairy spoon seagrass! I last saw them here in Apr 2013.
Significant trees and shrubs in Changi. There's a great DIY Guide to Heritage Trees of Changi walking trail on the NParks website.
those we've seen on artificial shores elsewhere in Singapore.
Also check out Kok Sheng's post about this trip on his blog.