A daytime trip to Punggol's marvellous rocky shore! The giant boulders are coated in colourful marine life of all kinds. Even though it lies opposite Pasir Gudang port and industrialised coast of Johor across the narrow Johor Strait.
All kinds of colourful sponges coat the rocks on this shore! Unlike during our last trip here in Jun 2012, the rocks were no longer coated in a thick layer of nest mussels (Musculista senhousia)
Crown sea star (Asterina coronata), several Black sea urchins (Temnopleurus sp.), some brittlestars and many different kinds of snails including Ovum cowries (Cypraea ovum). I also glimpsed a seafan in deeper water (the tide is not very low on this trip). It's hard to spot fishes during the day when they are more shy.
Burgundy anemones (Bunodosoma goanese). I saw several of them so they seem to still be doing well. Mei Lin, Kok Sheng and James were the first to spot them on this shore.
Drill snail (Family Muricidae) that seems to be in the process of laying its egg capsules. Wow, I didn't know it lays its many cylindrical capsules at the same time. I always thought the capsules were laid one by one.
blob ascidians. I have no idea if they are all actually ascidians, and if they are the same kind of ascidians. Suddenly, a black blob wobbled a little. Curious, for a stationary lifeform that's stuck to a rock.
Wentletrap snail (Family Epitoniidae). Later, Chay Hoon told me they eat Cave corals.
Cave corals (Tubastrea sp.), and I also came across some Zebra corals (Oulastrea crispata).
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