Today, the tide is not very low, so we only got glimpses of corals growing in lower parts of the seawall.
Nov 2016. Kok Sheng the Human Climbing Crab went out on the narrow wall and shares this photo of the corals encrusting the wall.
While Heng Pei Yan, the Drone Commander, flew the Drone for these awesome aerials of the coral reef.
Our last trip here was in May 2016 before the widespread onset of mass coral bleaching. But Arjun Sai Krishnan reported lots of bleaching here when he surveyed it in July 2016. So it's good to see that lots of corals made it through the mass coral bleaching event.
Today, the most amazing find were about 20 large chitons (about 10cm), spotted by Ywee Chieh. Are they Acanthopleura gemmata? Which is listed as 'Endangered' in the Singapore Red Data Book.
Serrated ribbon seagrass near the seawall is still there. There were also sprinkles of Spoon seagrass (small leaf blades), a clump of Noodle seagrass, and two clumps of Tape seagrass with long leaf blades (about 50cm).
Orange stripped hermit crabs, Gold-spotted mudskipper and Solitary tubeworms. I even saw some sand collars - egg capsules of Moon snails! It seems the mouth of the canal has become a sandy-seagrassy shore.
Posts by others on this trip
- Liz Lim on facebook.
Others on this trip: Ywee Chieh