Knobbly sea stars. a few Common sea stars, a few Biscuit sea stars, and a few Sand stars.
Here's a quick glimpse at the seagrass meadows and some of the interesting animals I saw.
Black sea urchins in clusters. And very few large White sea urchins. All of them were 'carrying' stuff so they are quite hard to spot.
Haddon's carpet anemones and Mini carpet anemones. I saw one Big hermit hitching anemone and one Common peachia anemone. Only one Cerianthid.
Thorny sea cucumbersand Pink warty sea cucumbers. As well as many Orange sea cucumbers and Purple sea cucumbers. I saw one Ball sea cucumber and one Smooth sea cucumber.
Noble volute, a Miliaris cowrie, and Waved mitre snails laying eggs. Also some Hammer oysters. I noticed many small Window pane shells and many young Fan shell clams.
Olive flatworms everywhere. We had to walk carefully so as not to squish them. Some appeared to be mating.
Batik tailed slugs. The team also saw a Forskal's sidegill slug and lots of seahorses.
Smooth ribbon seagrass was still there and getting larger!
Fern seagrasses, Needle seagrass and Spoon seagrass.
dugong feeding trails today. We saw some on our last visit here in May 2017.
Velcro crab. The crab has hooked hairs all over its body and legs, and it carefully attaches all kinds of stuff including living sponges and seaweeds to itself as camouflage. It only reveals itself when it moves!
Banded mantis shrimp. It was buried on the wave line, and jumped out when I poked at its burrow (I thought it was a sea anemone). Does the shrimp lie in wait here to passing prey?
Pisang-pisang and Tumu berau seedlings. These plants are Critically Endangered in Singapore!
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Others on this trip: Marcus Ng.