The most abundant animal on the shore at first appeared to be these colourful blobs. These are animals called ascidians: thus Blob ascidians.
banded bead anemones.
Brittle stars are also quite abundant even in the most beat-up-looking shore. But they can be very tiny and well hidden.
Almost every rock I turned over had a pair of tiny snapping shrimps, usually cuddled up next to one another, while tiny porcelain crabs scrambled all over the place. There were also small Stone crabs and other crabs. Jay and Randy found lots of larger snapping shrimps!I saw only a few small colonies of Zebra coral. The big blob next to is a Burgundy anemone with its tentacles retracted into its body column. I also saw a few Worm snails and one Crown sea star.Coastal horseshoe crab.
Ovum cowries were huddled together on a sponge. There were also a lot of Spiral melongena snails and Drills.
cerianthids and fat Flowery sea pens. As well as bunches of seaweeds. There were also many tiny to medium-sized swimming crabs, including a pair of Flower crabs.
Burgundy anemones are still plentiful. Punggol is the only place where I've seen a lot of these anemones. I also saw several Haddon's carpet anemones.
Rainbow sponges. In small patches. There were few other sponges. I saw very few Green mussels, although the shore was littered with empty shells of adults. Also no sea fans or sea urchins. The shore is certainly a lot less lively than at my last trip in Aug 2014. Which means, today the shore is even more sparse than on my trip in Aug 2013, and even worse than the situation in Jan 2013.
Aug 2014, the beautiful rocky shore is marred by litter floating in a constant stream.
Jerome Lim's post on his blog, I learned that this must be Punggol Timor and Punggol Barat islands, which are reclaimed shores. These are now used to store mountains of sand and mountains of aggregates.
It will be another year before I am back at Punggol. I hope it stays safe until then.