Seringat-Kias was created by reclaiming the submerged reefs of Seringat and Kias. One of the touted features on this island is the C-shaped 1km long artificial lagoon. Here's more about what was done to create Seringat-Kias. There's marine life on the artificial shore as well as on the natural shores of Lazarus Island. Today, I only did the large lagoon.
Spoon seagrass with tiny leaf blades and Needle seagrass with narrow leaf blades. How nice to see Knobbly sea stars among the seagrasses. This large one was among those that Kok Sheng found, including some baby Knobblies. Ian also found a baby Knobbly. I also saw some Common sea stars.
Smooth ribbon seagrass.
Tape seagrass with very long leaf blades. This was was producing several female flowers.
Noodle seagrass washed up. Perhaps it is growing in deeper water?
White-spotted rabbitfish, commonly seen in our seagrass meadows. There were also many Tropical silversides from tiny ones to medium-sized ones.
Bigfin reef squid. These masters of camouflage can rapidly adjust their body pattern to blend in with their surroundings. The seagrasses were dotted with Bazillion snails and I also saw some Dubious nerites. I also saw several Oval moon snails.
Spotted moon crabs, tiny to small Flower crabs and other Swimming crabs. And many different kinds of shrimps. On the higher shore, I saw many small Ghost crabs.
Spotted orange hermit crab, which I usually see more often near reefs. Also saw no slugs or flatworms.
Fire anemone. I saw only a few Haddon's carpet anemones, and one Pearly sea anemone. I didn't come across any Peachia anemones. We saw some Slender sea pens, but I didn't see any cerianthids.
Remarkable sea cucumbers in the sandy areas. I saw several skeletons of the rare Thick-edged sand dollar but didn't see any live ones. I also didn't see any living Cake sand dollars. Among the seagrasses I saw one Garlic bread sea cucumber but didn't come across any sea urchins.
mattresses that we had seen at nearby Kusu Island in 2014. Sentosa Development Corporation has been working hard to try to remove as many mattresses as they can.
Feathery red seaweed. But there were a wide variety of other seaweeds flourishing among the seagrasses.
Bubble ascidians that so far I've only seen at Pulau Ubin.
|Photo by Neo Mei Lin.|
Photos by others on this trip
- Ian Siah on facebook.
- Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.
- Neo Mei Lin on her blog.
- Richard Kuah on facebook.
- Lisa Lim on facebook.