A glorious morning at East Coast Park with lush seagrass meadows!
We first saw these seagrass patches in Jun 2013. The seagrass meadows appear to be have grown more lush and covered more of the bay.
Spoon seagrass with large leaf blades.
Needle seagrass, most had narrow skinny leaf blades while there were some patches with broader leaf blades.
Haddon's carpet anemones, a few large Swimming anemones and I even saw one medium-sized Giant carpet anemone!
anemone shrimp. I couldn't find its partner.
Thorny sea cucumbers. I saw a few Pink warty sea cucumbers, and one small Garlic bread sea cucumber.
White sea urchins, as usually, 'carrying' debris so they are a bit hard to spot. There were a lots of Striped hermit crabs, a few swimming crabs and some Fan clams and Window pane shells.
Cerianthids. But no sea fans. I also didn't see some of the cool echinoderms and snails that we saw in Jun 2013.
Cake sand dollars. As well as some small Olive snails.
Moon snails of various kinds, and many sand collars, which are the egg mass created by Mama Moon snails. On the large sand bar in front of the canal, there were many Peanut worms burrowing horizontally just beneath the sand surface.
may die a slow and painful death.