The star of the day was the Galloping sea star. Which looks far more interesting on the underside.
cowries, sponges, ascidians, barnacles and tiny crabs.
Onch slugs busy grazing on the tiny algae that coats the rocks.
Frilly sea anemones. There were also some Banded bead anemones. On the rock in deeper water, we also saw a few sponges.
Fan shells. We looked but couldn't find the Tape seagrass clumps we saw in deeper water in Feb 2013.
Haddon's carpet anemones. We didn't see any shrimps in them, but all the anemones looked happy and unbleached.
Feb 2013, this shore is covered in them, from the nearby Keppel Golf Club. Hopefully, this means the Club has done something to stop the inflow.
At least the driftnetting problem at Berlayar Creek is far less than it used to be. We used to regularly see people putting up nets across the Creek, such as these people in Sep 2009 setting up a net in the water.
And again in Dec 2007.
We have since started a blog dedicated just to abandoned nets called Project Driftnet.
There are way too many shores for the few of us to keep an eye on them all of the time. So if you spot anything wrong going on at a shore, please do let me know: Ria Tan firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!