It was great to see the seagrasses are still doing well, teeming with a variety of marine life. Reminds me of Cyrene! We also saw Giant clam, large Knobbly sea stars, 'Nemos' and Alex our skipper saw sea turtles around the big boat while we were out surveying.
Spoon seagrasses with small and large leaf blades. I saw few Tape seagrasses and most were cropped. I saw Sickle seagrass, Needle seagrass and some Noodle seagrass too.
cerianthids, a Fire anemone, Upside down jellyfish, Common sea stars, Hammer oyster, Noble volute, little hermit crabs, several Big synaptid sea cucumbers, many Moon snail sand collars.
the mussel invasion I saw at Kranji. But these mussels don't seem to be the ones I saw at Kranji.
Sargassum seaweed is 'blooming' forming thick golden brown carpets over the reefier parts. This is normal and nothing to be alarmed about.
Mar 2017, I saw a greater variety of corals.
leathery soft corals. As well as some Giant carpet anemones, the rest of the team saw clownfish in them. I also saw one small Frilly anemone. I saw a few Asparagus flowery soft corals, some of which seemed rather pale.
Fluted giant clam.
While Richard Kuah found this Ramose murex that we don't see very often.
Richard also saw this enormous Knobbly sea star, while Lisa found a few more.
A gaudy Halloween flatworm, by Jianlin Liu. While Liz Lim shared a Very Long ribbon worm.
Gina shared this tiny octopus that they saw.
As usual, we had a closer look at the barge at the fish farm situated here. Looks like the stacking of equipment is neater than on our trip here last month in Oct 2018.
More photos by others on this trip
Richard Kuah and also on his blog.
Others on this trip: Juria Toramae, Shawne.