We saw several Haddon's carpet anemones! The first time I've seen one since 2005. Most of the carpet anemones had anemone shrimps in them. There were also some Frilly sea anemones, and I saw one Wiggly reef anemone.
Nerite snails, Turban snails, Dove snails and Drills. Jonathan also found a cowrie under a rock. We also saw Onch slugs as well as a Long black sea cucumber. While there were large patches of Button zoanthids too. Thanks to Jonathan who found a Velcro crab!
Velcro crab has hooked hairs on its body and legs that act as velcro. Allowing the crab to stick bits of sponges and seaweeds on itself as a disguise!
Giant reef worm! Earlier on, he also found a Sea mouse or scaleworm, a kind of bristleworm.
Jan 2013. It was heartening to see lush Spoon seagrass growing in a narrow strip near the rocky shore.
Tape seagrasses lower down on the shore. One had female flowers and another had male flowers. I didn't see any Tape seagrasses that were cropped. The tide was a little too high to check very far down the shore.
Sickle seagrass near the entrance is still doing well. There were also long Tape seagrasses growing near the seawall.
Sargassum seaweed on the shore, normal for this time of the year. As well as various other seaweeds such as Green coin seaweed, Brown mermaid's fan seaweed, Halymenia red seaweed. Also lots of Taugeh seaweed, Holey green seaweed and some Bubble green seaweed. We also saw some different kinds of sponges.
at Pulau Semakau one day before.
Labrador shore and the jetty are now permanently closed to the public due to safety issues. Labrador is Singapore's last natural cliff on the mainland. It is natural for such cliffs to erode and for landslides to occur. This brings down trees and plants growing on the slope. This makes the shore and jetty below rather unsafe.
Seacil project is still there.
|Photo by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.|
Thanks to NParks for permission to monitor and for coming with us on our survey.
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