The boulder-strewn shores near Punggol Jetty are encrusted with colourful sponges and other interesting marine life.
The shore seems even more sparse than my last trip here in Aug 2013, compared to the situation in Jan 2013. The most abundant sponge I saw were the Blue elegant branching sponges. There were also some Purple branching sponges. As well as a few small clusters of blob ascidians.
Burgundy anemone. There were still lots of them on the shore today.
Green mussels on the jetty legs as well as on the boulders. Among the mussels, there were many Purple climber crabs.
Zebra coral, as well Worm snails and Crown sea stars
I saw several Black sea urchins clinging onto the boulders in deeper water. I couldn't really look far down the shore where it was soft as my foot still can't manage it.
The water is quite clear (until I step into it and stir up the silt). There were Flower crabs and fishes in the water.
Hairy spoon seagrasses growing in silty sand near the boulders.
Skinny sea fan which seemed to be getting buried in sand.
Caulerpa seaweeds today. Under the stones are all kinds of small
creatures such as this Toadfish and young Stone crab. I also saw one Dendrodoris fumata nudibranch.
Snapping shrimps on this shore.