This morning, I did a solo survey of the natural shores that still remain on Sentosa near the Tanjung Rimau beacon. And found 'Nemos' in one of the many Giant carpet anemones there.
I start the survey on the shore behind Underwater World. How nice to see that signs have been put up along the shoreline to share more about shorebirds and other birds.
Giant carpet anemones on the shore behind Underwater World. There were also some Haddon's carpet anemones there. Everywhere, there were Frilly anemones on the rocky areas. Most were alright although I saw a few that were pale.
anemonefishes! I tried to take a video of them but it was hard in the strong waves.
Tape seagrasses with long leaf blades along this shore. Despite the very murky waters.
Aug 2015. But today, there were still patches of Sickle seagrass, patches of narrow leaved Needle seagrass and many patches of Spoon seagrass.
Cake sand dollars at the sandy patches nearer the beacon.
Crinkled sandpaper coral.
Branching montipora corals that I saw on my last trip here in Aug 2015 are still there.
Boulder pore corals, some Branching pore corals, one Blue coral and several Crinkled sandpaper corals. Most were not bleaching, some were a little pale or oddly coloured. But I didn't see some of the other corals that I saw in Aug 2015. Did I miss them because the tide wasn't so low, or were they gone?
Leathery soft corals on the shore.
Leathery soft corals I saw seemed alright although one had rather pale patches. I didn't see the Flowery soft corals that I saw in Aug 2015.
Bryopsis green seaweed, judging from the large piles washed up on the high shore. But the Sargassum bloom seems to be over.
Nyireh laut tree growing near the Siloso pill box. He was most distressed in Dec 2015, to find that it had been chopped in half. Nyireh laut is Critically Endangered in Singapore and we probably have only about 7 trees on our shores.
floating 'security barrier' installed in 2012 that used to smash up and down on the reef has been removed. Only the drums that float in the water remain. The big square concrete block that used to anchor the drums on the reef is still there. Heng Pei Yan saw broken drums when she last checked in Aug 2013.