On a drizzly evening, a small team surveyed the artificial lagoon at Seringat-Kias.
Seringat-Kias was created by reclaiming the submerged reefs of Seringat and Kias. One of the touted features on this island is the C-shaped 1km long artificial lagoon. Here's more about what was done to create Seringat-Kias. There's marine life on the artificial shore as well as on the natural shores of Lazarus Island.
Forskal's sidegill slugs at the water's edge.
Clear sundial snail. I saw two of them.
Bazillion snails. There were also some Dubious nerites. There were many Oval moon snails and one Spotted moon snail. Other molluscs included some small Window-pane shells and egg capsules of squid.
Fan shell clams among the seagrasses.
Giant carpet anemone, one Peachia anemone and one Pearly anemone. I didn't see any Haddon's carpet anemones. Kok Sheng saw a Haeckel's anemone!
Common cerianthids, some with Phoronid worms, and two Slender sea fans. As night fell, I saw Spotted moon crabs, tiny to small Flower crabs and other Swimming crabs.
Common sea stars, many in 'mating' position. But my special find was the smallest Common sea star I have ever seen. Its arms was hardly longer than a Bazillion snail. Kok Sheng also found a baby Knobbly sea star.
Remarkable sea cucumber that looked ill with several Bazillion snails that look like they were eating it. Also several skeletons of the Thick-edged sand dollar but no live ones, and one small Garlic bread sea cucumber. I didn't see any sea urchins.
zoanthids grew on the artificial seawalls. Most were not bleaching although the Zebra corals looked rather pale.
Needle seagrass (narrow leaf blade). The northern side also had Spoon seagrass (tiny leaf blade). Kok Sheng saw Sickle seagrass growing in deeper water.
Slender pom pom red seaweed, as well as Sea lettuce green seaweed. With large quantities of these seaweeds washing up on the shore.
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