My last survey here was at the height of mass coral bleaching in Jun 2016. Today, I didn't see any bleaching corals at the jetty. Some boulder corals peeked out above the not-falling tide.
Giant carpet anemones near the high shore. As usual, there are Haddon's carpet anemones on the sandy areas. And the anemone researchers saw many Peachia anemones. I saw a few Frilly sea anemones, and one small leathery soft coral. I also saw some I also Button zoanthids, and Fine feathery soft corals. None of them were bleaching.
Tape seagrass in the small lagoon is still cropped short! I saw a sprinkling of Spoon seagrass with tiny leaf blades in the big lagoon.
On the way to the Sisters Islands, we saw this humungous structure.
PORT MARINE NOTICE NO. 02 OF 2017 dated 03 Jan 2017
Soil investigation works at South of Pulau Tekukor and West of St John’s Island
Date : With effect from 05 Jan 2017 to 27 May 2017.
Location : South of Pulau Tekukor and West of St John’s Island, at the following coordinates
(see attached chartlet)
Big Sisters Island is now a marine park! You can visit it any time like any other park. But it's best to visit with the volunteer guides of the Sisters' Islands Marine Park!
More about what to expect at a guided walk.
Why should I visit with an experienced and trained guide? Why are places limited on a public walk? Which other shores are accessible to the public? and more in this wildsingapore page.
Catch up with all the happenings at the Marine Park through the Sisters' Islands Marine Park facebook page. You can share your encounters, ideas and thoughts for the Marine Park here.
Photos by others on this trip
- Marcus Ng on facebook.
- Jianlin Liu on facebook.
- Nicholas Chewy on facebook.
- Debby Ng on the Hantu Bloggers.
- Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.
Others on this trip: Toh Chay Hoon, Choo Yi Feng.