Sembawang Park has a sandy beach beyond the seawall. It's a great place for kids, kite flying and other beach activities.
There's a large sand bar to the east of the Park. Some but not a lot of rubbish. Sea anemones are found on the sand bar and in pools there.
branched tentacle anemones I saw at Kranji.
mangrove anemones with petal-shaped mouths. They only came out after sunset!
Striped bead anemones. But there could be more than one species among all these similar looking animals!
Mangrove horseshoe crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda). It was a small one with a short tail.
Sand stars (Astropecten sp.) came out of the sand!
Drills (Family Muricidae) laying egg capsules. The yellow egg capsules turn purple when the tiny eggs hatch.
Banded bead anemones (Anthopleura sp.) on the lower portions of the rock walls.
Striped bead anemones (Diadumene lineata), often tucked into empty 'shells' of dead barnacles.
Purple climber crabs (Metopograpsus sp.) came out to forage on the sea wall! They didn't seem to run away from us.
sea slaters (Ligia sp.) were also rather sedate. Usually scuttling away rapidly, they were so slow that I could even take a photo of them with Small Sneaky Cam.
Lined nerite snails (Nerita articulata) were busy on the seawalls, crawling around and waving their long slender tentacles.
Onch slug (Family Onchidiidae). Quite strange as we usually see lots of these slugs on our other shores.
Sembawang beach lies right next to Sembawang shipyards: a 86-hectare site handling tankers, bulk carriers, container and cargo vessels, chemical tankers, LNG carriers and navy ships. It also lies across from heavy industrial areas in Johor.
my post on that trip for more about Sembawang beach, plans for reclaiming it and other issues.