The tide wasn't low enough for us to check the reef flats, and we had to stop for a while due to the lightning and rain. But as we proceeded after the rain, it was good to see that there are still some small clusters of Branching montipora corals on the northwestern shore.
Black-and-white leathery soft corals, some zoanthids, several Frilly sea anemones and one Giant carpet anemone.
Nyireh laut which is Critically Endangered in Singapore and we probably have only about 7 trees on our shores. So it was nice to see the very young Nyireh laut that has settled under the cliff some distance from the mother tree is doing well. I first saw it on my last trip here in July 2017.
Raffles pitcher plants are still there.
Tape seagrass with super long leaf blades, as they should. There were also lush patches of Spoon seagrass (small leaf blades) here and there.
There were clumps of male Tape seagrass flowers floating here and there. And I saw a clump of Tape seagrass with lots of male flower bracts!There was still a bloom of Hairy green seaweed on the shore. Seems to have been there for years now.
Small Coin green seaweed covered larger areas.
Coastal horseshoe crab that was well buried. There seems to be another one under it. There were also eggs of snails such as Moon snails and Spiral melongena snails.
sponges growing on the rocky areas of this shore too.
Others on this trip: Lay Beng, Frances, Sumita
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