It was great to see the huge Fluted giant clam is still there. We saw it on Nov 2017, but missed seeing it on Sep 2018. This enormous clam is about 35cm long and it was not bleaching.
Long black sea cucumbers on the shore! Today, I noticed many that were shorter and more slender than usual.
Sickle seagrass covers a large area of this shore, with fresh green leaf blades. There were also sprinkles of Spoon seagrass with small leaf blades. The seagrass situation is very similar to what I saw in Nov 2017. Which is a relief with the ongoing poor situation of seagrasses in recent years at Pulau Semakau, Terumbu Semakau and even on Cyrene. Tape seagrass with long leaf blades. And it was flowering! The male flowers (tiny white things that look like styrofoam) are produced from a cup-shaped inflorescence that forms at the base of the plant. The male flower has one end that is water repellent, while the other end is attractive to water. So the flower will 'stand' upright on the water surface and even a wet finger-tip! The male flowers tend to form 'rafts' with the tiny white male flowers facing the same way. I last saw this patch in Nov 2017.
Jun 2016 and bones of a dead sea turtle in Aug 2017.
Photos by others on this survey:
Loh Kok Sheng
Videos by Loh Kok Sheng
Other shores surveyed by other people
Vincent Choo joined the NParks survey at Sentosa Tg. Rimau. Where he observed that the Tape seagrasses were also blooming.
Victor Toh checked out Changi in the rain