There is still life on Punggol beach, although today, the water was bad and I sense the shore was even less lively than our last survey in Sep 2018.
Here's some of highlights of our survey.
Zebra corals. There were a few clumps of Worm snails.
Burgundy anemones, about the same as our last survey. Punggol is the stronghold of the intriguing anemone, it is not found in large numbers elsewhere. There were many Lined bead anemones on the jetty legs, and lots of Banded bead anemones on the mid shore. We saw two tiny Haddon's carpet anemones.
Black sea urchins, and I saw a few small Plain sand stars. But I didn't see any Crown sea stars or sea cucumbers. There were many Spiral melongena snails and Drills, some laying eggs, and some onch slugs too. There were small crabs on the shore too.
Rock oysters on the mid water line, many pried open. There were also some Green mussels.
Hairy spoon seagrass, possibly more than what I saw on our last survey. These seagrasses are not commonly encountered on our shores.
Glassy branching bryozoans, animals that look like 'tunghoon' and often mistaken for seaweed.
security barrier' on the western side of the shore.
Jerome Lim's post on his blog, I learned that this must be Punggol Timor and Punggol Barat islands, which are reclaimed shores. These are now used to store mountains of sand and mountains of aggregates.
Jun 2012, I even saw sea fans and a seahorse here. Sponges were more abundant and in greater variety, with many different kinds of nudibranchs. I do hope the shore will eventually recover its former glory.
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