This is what was seen in May 2017 on the shore.
During our Aug 2017 survey, we saw pipes still on the shore.
Pink warty sea cucumbers.
Thorny sea cucumbers, Garlic sea cucumber, Ball sea cucumbers, Orange sea cucumbers, Sea apple sea cucumber.
Common sea stars, the first time we have seen them on Changi! There were many tiny to small Biscuit sea stars.
Sea Pencils, Spiky sea pens and Slender sea pens. I saw several Tiger anemones, two Mini carpet anemones, many Big hermit hitching anemones. There were a few Common cerianthids with with Black phoronid worms, and a few Ball flowery soft corals.
Blue feather stars!
Spiral Babylon snail. Although there were some shells, taken over by hermit crabs.
Spoon seagrasses covered the shore, with large green leaves with very little epiphytes. There were also patches of Fern seagrass.
Aug 2015, compared to the survey in May 2015, when I already noticed a decline compared to our last visit here in May 2014 and Jun 2013. The decline seemed to have stopped in Jun 2016, although the shore was not as rich as it used to be.
Today, I sense an uptick. The rest of the team spotted a seahorse, which we used to commonly see in the past. And Common sea stars were seen for the first time.
Photos by others on this trip
- Abel Yeo on facebook.
- Jianlin Liu on facebook.
- Dayna Cheah on facebook.
- Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.
- Wayne Tan on facebook.
Other trips made during this low spring tide cycle
Some members of the team joined a science survey of Cyrene Reef on 4 Nov.
The Drone also flew!
On 8 Nov, Kok Sheng made a solo survey of Marina East