What special anemones can we find at Sentosa? We are eager to find out.
Nicholas found many anemones even in the rocky shore near the Resorts World Sentosa worksite. There was a large Giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea). Also several Frilly anemones (Phymanthus sp.) and small clump of what looked like Posy anemones.
Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni) that are usually here. Between then a little white blob. More about it below.
anemone shrimps (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) in the Haddon's carpet anemone!
Peachia anemone (Peachia sp.) that is commonly seen. Nicholas is looking for brown ones. Alas, all those we saw today were white ones. They have 16 tentacles. The brown ones have more tentacles.
Cake sand dollars (Arachnoides placenta) we often encounter here were still there. I saw several today.
we've only found on St. John's Island. So we start searching earnestly. Checking under stones, and on rocks.
African sea cucumbers (Afrocucumis africana) under the rocks!
chiton! This intriguing beast is a mollusc! Will it stay small or it is a juvenile of the humungous Acanthopleura gemmata which so far I've only seen on St. John's Island. Another reason to look at this shore more carefully!
Nyireh tree (Xylocarpus rumphii) grows. The mother tree looks lush and happy. But she is not flowering or fruiting today.
Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) foraging for fruits in the coastal forest. We sometimes see these monkeys playing on this natural shore. Our wild monkeys know how to find food in our natural forests and there is enough food for them. So please don't feed the monkeys.
seagrasses are still growing near the RWS worksite.
I thought that was the end of the field trips for this cycle, but tomorrow I'll be out again to help Siti at Chek Jawa. Really looking forward to it!