Changi always surprises! Today, a baby Knobbly sea star!
Almost the entire Changi shore was covered in seagrasses! Usually, there are large patches of sandy shores and sand bars.
Spoon seagrasses all heavily covered in epiphytes, and skinny Needle seagrass. Unlike on our last trip here in Jan 2015, today I only saw small patches of Fern seagrasses.
White Salmacis sea urchins, like land-mines in the seagrass meadows. We had to walk very carefully so as not to crush them.
Biscuit sea stars too, as well as small Plain sand stars and Painted sand stars. I saw few live Hammer oysters, and some small Window-pane shells. There were also many small Fan clams.
Pink warty sea cucumbers. There were also many Thorny sea cucumbers.
Beige sea cucumbers that have yet to be identified. I also saw one small Garlic bread sea cucumber.
Flat-armed brittlestars. Creeping around everywhere, from tiny to medium-sized ones.
Haddon's carpet anemones and they had a pair of anemone shrimps. I sense that there is regular collection of these anemones from this shore, which is why they don't occur in such high numbers as on Chek Jawa. I didn't see any cerianthids and I only saw a few sea pencils, but no other sea pens.
swimming anemones, and also some tiny Longspined scorpionfishes. I missed this one (lower left corner of the photo) until I got home and looked at the photo. I also saw one Peachia anemone.
Furry seahares. They are easy to miss as they are so small and well camouflaged.
Mitre snail which we haven't seen for a while. I saw several Black-lipped conch snails and many Gong gong. There were also many Big brown mactra clams.
elbow crabs of all sizes. I saw a few small to medium-sized Swimming crabs
Orange-striped hermit crabs, I didn't see many of the other kinds of hermit crabs that I usually here such as the Lavender hermit crabs.
Jan 2015 at Carpark 6.
Straight after the trip, I headed for Pulau Ubin. My first time visiting during the traditional festivities, because these are usually held on low spring tide!
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