coastal boardwalks can do more harm than good.
An Estuarine seahorse at Changi! We used to encounter them regularly in the past. I hope this means they have come back. My last encounter with a seahorse on this part of Changi was in Jun 2013.
Jun 2015, The most abundant sea fan were Gnarled sea fans. Some of the Gnarled sea fans have orange polyps. There were also many Candelabra sea fans. In one, I saw a Winged oyster, the kind that only grows on sea fans. But didn't see any Ovulid snails in any of the sea fans. There were a few Skinny sea fans, white Sea whips and one bright maroon sea fan that I've not seen before. There were a few yellow sea fans. I'm not really sure what kind they are.
Pink flowery soft coral and another smaller one. It seemed less pink than usual and a bit limp, but it was not bleaching. I couldn't find commensals in them.
Candy hydroids, and a few patches of Button zoanthids. I saw a few cerianthids, several large colonies of Stinging hydroids, a few Flowery sea pens and some Sea pencils.
Zebra coral and some Neat hexa corals. They grow on artificial and natural hard surfaces everywhere. None of them were bleaching. I saw several different kinds of Swimming crabs. However, I didn't see any sea stars, sea cucumbers, feather stars or nudibranchs. But probably because I'm not so good at spotting things and not because they're not there.
Purple branchin sponges and Melted chocolate sponges.
Hairy spoon seagrass. I last saw them here in Aug 2012 and Jun 2012. I didn't see any other kind of seagrasses.
fearsome Sumatras: high velocity winds and rain from the West. This morning, we experienced the high winds which brought down branches and made trees bend alarmingly over us. Fortunately, this happened towards the end of the low tide window.
|Thanks to the 240km radar online in our phones, |
we have no excuse to be surprised by nasty weather.
what I saw in 2009 in the same place. This also happens on other boardwalks. Here's some letters from the public about the conflict between fishermen and others on the boardwalks at Berlayar Creek, Changi and Punggol.
|Yellow arrows point to lines in the water attached to traps.|
These lines are placed on both sides of the boardwalk.