There are lush seagrasses growing at the mouth and even inside a canal at East Coast Park!
There were Spoon seagrass, both large and small leaved; Needle seagrass, both broad and narrow leaved; Noodle seagrass and some Tape seagrass. I also saw Sickle seagrass which I didn't see on our last trip. I didn't cross the canal so didn't check on the Smooth ribbon seagrass that I saw there on our last trip in Apr 2016. Among the seagrasses were a lot of Slender pink pom pom seaweed.
filefishes, White spotted rabbitfishes. I saw one small Bar-tailed flathead, a Brown goby and Black-spotted goby, and a Longspined waspfish. The rest also saw a Hollow-cheeked stonefish and a Blue-spotted stingray!
Flower crabs from tiny to small ones. I saw one Blue swimming crab and one Moon crab.
Orange striped hermit crabs.
Little red-nosed shrimps. I saw one Ornamented snapping shrimp and one Penaeid shrimp.
Haddon's carpet anemone that seemed a little stressed. It was raining earlier, perhaps all the freshwater flowing down the canal? I saw one small Striped bead anemone, while Nick saw a Peachia anemone. Just like last year, we also saw one Fat-armed jellyfish. But I didn't see any cerianthids or sea pens on this trip.
Stinging hydroid. As usual, there were tiny shrimp living int it.
Knobbly sea star, and one Bottlebrush brittle star. Kok Sheng saw many more different kinds of sea stars.
White sea urchins. And I think I also saw Black sea urchins. Abel saw some Cake sand dollars.
Tiny red sea cucumbers!
Bazillion snails and Dubious nerites. I saw one Triton snail, one Spotted moon snail and several Spiral melongena snails. I didn't see any Gong gong or other Strombid snails. There were still many large Fan shell clams.
last year. The tide turned just after sunrise and the water was murky with runoff from the rain earlier so I couldn't take seagrass videos like I did last year.
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