new record for Singapore in 2013!
A small team zip between two East Coast locations on this full moon low spring tide. While the guys did a reefy portion near Bedok Jetty, I did a sandier part (which was nearer, I still can't walk far or fast). Today, I saw a lot of gravel and stones here. Clumps of Gracilaria seaweed grew profusely on these, as well as other kinds of seaweeds.
Pink warty sea cucumber!
last year. It was nice to see that the seagrasses were still there!
Needle seagrass with broad leaves was still there near the low water mark. On the high shore, there were dense patches of skinny Needle seagrass . There were also large areas of Spoon seagrass with large leaf blades.
Tape seagrass, Noodle seagrass and Serrated ribbon seagrass. Do these seagrasses grow in deeper water out there?
Olive snails. There were also some smooth sea cucumbers buried there.
Fig snails! Kok Sheng found a baby Fig snail too. They are very very SLIMY!
Haddon's carpet anemones, with many tiny little anemone shrimps.
Striped hermit crabs and many smaller Tidal hermit crabs. There were a lot more Pink warty sea cucumbers than Thorny sea cucumbers. We didn't see the large sea stars, sea fans and some of the other animals that we saw here last year.
Wouldn't it be marvellous if the artificial East Coast Park beaches could be constructed to encourage more of such natural marine regeneration?
Sadly, people don't seem to appreciate our beautiful shores. I came across this litter explosion! It looked as if the guests at this BBQ simply dropped every utensil and packet right where they stood after they were done with it.