There's lots to see even though the tide is not very low! Today I visited a narrow band of seagrasses, sandy and rocky shores at Changi.
The Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis) here are lush and green!
Fan clams (Family Pinnidae), many tiny Nest mussels (Musculista senhousia), some jingle shell clams (Family Anomiidae), a baby razor clam (Family Solenidae) and a young window pane shell (Placuna sp.).
scallops (Family Pectinidae)! Most of them were stuck to hard surfaces.
Large cockle (Family Cardiidae) and Big brown mactra clam (Mactra mera).
Slipper snail (Family Calyptraeidae) and on the inside, flat slipper snails.
hermit crabs. And there were many on the shore.
Window pane shells that washed up. All kinds of animals have settled on their shells. Including other shelled animals, and egg capsules of snails.
Black sea urchins (Temnopleurus sp.) washed up. Some of them were still alive carrying bits of shells and debris, many with a worm curled around the mouth. There were also skeletons of dead sea urchins.
Ball sea cucumber (Phyllophorus sp.), a Pink warty sea cucumbers (Cercodemas anceps) while a Purple sea cucumber was stuck to a rock.
Plain sand stars (Astropecten sp.).
Common sea pens (Pteroides sp.). Both of them were full of Painted porcelain crabs (Porcellanella picta)!
Sand bubbler crabs (Scopimera sp.).
Rambutan sponge (Tethya robusta) because they are prickly and colourful. I don't know how it got 'sliced' open like this. Cut by a fishing line?
Rainbow sponge (Suberites sp.) and some Black antler sponge (Haliclona sp.).
oysters (Family Ostreidae) growing on the rocks have been pried open.
purple branching sponge (Callyspongia sp.) has washed up.
Jul 2011! During a much lower tide before dawn, when lots more can be seen. But even during a moderate low tide during daylight, there's so much to see!