Under the flight path of roaring planes from Changi, there are lush seagrass meadows.
There were several medium sized Knobbly sea stars, many medium sized Biscuit sea stars, a few sand stars and even one large Eight-armed sea star. We didn't see any Common sea stars.
Thorny sea cucumbers and Pink warty sea cucumbers, Orange sea cucumbers and Purple sea cucumbers. There were many Ball sea cucumbers washed ashore and one Smooth sea cucumber. I saw many small White sea urchins and Black sea urchins. Also small swimming crabs and other crabs. There were a few Haddon's carpet anemones and one Swimming anemone. I noticed many small Window pane shells and many young Fan shell clams. I saw one live Spiral babylon snail and a few Hammer oysters.
Sundial snail. It was alive but encrusted, so probably not in the best of health. We last saw many of them here during our survey in May 2017.
Hairy sea hares.
Olive flatworms this morning. Similar to what I observed on our last survey here in Dec 2017.
Needle seagrass and Spoon seagrass. I only saw a sprinkling of Fern seagrasses and could not find the patch of Smooth ribbon seagrass that I saw in Dec 2017.
dugong feeding trails during our Dec 2017 survey but did see some on our survey here in May 2017.
More awesome finds and photos by the team!
Wong Yip Hong
Others on this trip: Carol Phillips, Kelvin Yong, Wong Yip Hong