A closer view of the reef edge. On the horizon is Pulau Tekukor whose western shore is also part of the Marine Park, and behind it Sentosa and the Central Business District on the mainland.
SG Drone shows more clearly what happened. The yellowish tall trees in the middle is the original 'island' which was surrounded by a reef flat. The coconut trees and sandy area marks the area where soil and sand was dumped on the reef to create a beach. The seawall marks the old reef edge.
there might be global mass coral bleaching in 2015, so it's important to keep an eye on our reefs. There isn't much hard corals in the mid-tide area which I surveyed. Most of the corals seemed alright.
Leathery soft corals that I saw were not bleaching.
Pimply nudibranchs are easily overlooked as just another colourful lump of marine life like the yellow sponge and brown coral nearby.
Dawn flatworm. Kok Sheng found marvelous creatures!
Spoon seagrass. Among them were Haddon's carpet anemones and one Giant carpet anemone. All of them had anemone shrimps.
cerianthids and some Common sea stars.
May 2012 when we enjoyed a spectacular sunrise!
Little Sisters and Big Sisters are part of Singapore's first Marine Park. The Park also includes the western shore of Pulau Tekukor and St. John's Island. Later today, we are going to St. John's!
Posts by others on this trip
- Heng Pei Yan on SG Drone facebook page and on her blog.
- Kok Sheng on his blog.
- Chay Hoon on facebook.
- Koh Kwan Siong on facebook.
- Russel Low on facebook.