It was great to see many people enjoying the shore at Punggol on this first day of the Lunar New Year.
sponges on the rocks. During our last survey here in April 2019, I didn't see many sponges.
Knobbly soft coral, and bryozoans that resemble yellow ferns and Glassy branching bryozoans.
The most abundant encrusting animal was an orange colonial ascidian - probably the Lobed orange ascidian. I saw it on almost every hard surface near the low water mark.
Rose nudibranch. It wasn't near any egg ribbons. So we are not sure if this kind of nudibranch laid the egg ribbons.
Burgundy anemones, James saw one more. Punggol is the stronghold of the intriguing anemone, it is not found in large numbers elsewhere. As usual, there were also many Lined sea anemones. Worm snails (which are snails and not worms) were still common. There were some Onch slugs, as well as Spiral melongena snails and Drills, with many of their egg capsules laid on the rocks. But I didn't see any sea urchins.Green mussels. Others were a small black mussel that I have yet to identify. I've been seeing this small black mussel on this shore for some years already.
More photos of the survey by James Koh.