The team have our first look at Coney Island's shores during yesterday's low spring tide. There is a sandy stretch just opposite Pulau Ubin that has seagrasses and all kinds of interesting marine life.
The largest intertidal shore at Coney Island is at Beach A.
Spoon seagrasses with large leaf blades. They are doing well. Not overwhelmed by ephiphytes and none were bleaching or burnt.
Hairy spoon seagrass on the seaward edge of the shore. Here's a video of them showing how our seagrasses can cope with rather murky water.
ascidians were also growing among and on the seagrasses. The rest of the team also saw a seagrass pipefish.
Tidal hermit crab with banded legs. I also saw many small Swimming crabs in the seaward side, swimming about in the waves. The team also saw Stone crabs.
tubeworms and Haddon's carpet anemones on this shore. It overlooks Pasir Gudang port in Johor.
tiny anemone shrimps, but did not see any with Five-spot anemone shrimps.
Striped sand anemones in the sand, and among the seagrasses, some Swimming anemones.
Bazillion snails and most of them were carrying at least one, some two, tiny Snail hitching anemones. These anemones were also found on Olive whelk snails and shells occupied by tiny hermit crabs.
Ball sea cucumbers and brittle stars. The team also found some small Plain sand stars.
Thick-edged sand dollar which we rarely see alive.
Sea pencils, several Tiger moon snails, and a few Cerianthids. Other snails seen include live Gong-gong.
Spiral melongena snails and their egg cases.
Lined bead anemones, Spotted mangrove anemones. There were also many Banded bead anemones and some big fat bead anemones too.
Purple climber crabs. There were also little Periwinkle snails and lots of Acorn barnacles.
Drill snails on the shore.
limpets and their egg masses.
Sand bubbler crabs and fiddler crabs. This shore is near the rocky Punggol shore at Punggol Jetty. Here's what I saw there on my last trip in May 2015.
People do need some reminders on how to interact safely with nature.
natural mangroves that remains at Punggol. Which may be affected by plans for massive development in the area. Something to explore another day.
Coastal horseshoe crabs), a team from NParks monitoring public use of the shoreline and some small family groups have a peek at the shores.
in this ancient post which recently got a flurry of comments from people who suffered from them at Coney Island.
Posts by others on this trip