There are lush seagrass meadows at Pasir Ris Park. This morning, there were lots of Hairy sea hares and Babylon snails.
Jul 2017. I'm relieved to see it's doing well.
Today, I saw lots of Babylon snails this morning. They are clearly scavengers as there were many at a dead fish, fighting with the tiny whelks.
new record for Singapore in 2013. Before then, we have not seen them. Since 2015, we often see them on Changi, as well as East Coast. The shell has different patterns, some plain. The one in the photo with a dark tip is occupied by a hermit crab (I found out later when I processed the photo). Does it mean the shell changes after the snail dies?
Hairy sea hares everywhere! They are rather well camouflaged.
Cake sea star, one small Painted sand star, a few Plain sand stars. I didn't see any Biscuit stars. I saw many more sea stars on our last survey here in Jul 2017. There were many Ball sea cucumbers. I didn't see any other kind of echinoderms.
Haddon's anemones, most were medium sized. One had tiny carpet anemone shrimps in them. I saw one washed up Tiger anemone, a small Cerianthid, several Sea pencils and one Flowery sea pen.
Zebra coral encrusting them, some of the patches were quite large. There were also some patches of Smooth rainbow sponge that comes in a wide variety of colours.
egg ribbon, possibly laid by a nudibranch. The water is super clear this morning!