I came across probably the largest Fluted giant clam that I've seen recently. It was a huge mama about 50cm long! A few steps away was another one, a little smaller at around 35cm. My walking stick is always with me on the shore and it doubles up as a scale.
It was nice to come across a small Leathery sea anemone with pink tipped tentacles - this anemone is not common on our shores. I also saw several Giant carpet anemones, none with anemonefish and one had a very tiny anemoneshrimp. There was a Fire anemone too. The only nudibranchs I ever see are common ones. There were a lot of Cheesecake nudis today, in small groups.
leathery soft corals colonies of various kinds, most were small. As well as many large colonies of Asparagus flowery soft corals. All of them seemed alright and were not bleaching.
Jun 2020. Hopefully, the corals are still there and I just couldn't see them today.
Jun 2020. Most of the centre of the flats are bare sand with hardly any seagrass. There were sprinkles of seagrasses toward the seaward edges. Mostly Spoon seagrass and some Sickle seagrass, most were fresh and green - though there was some patches of cyanobacteria. There were some clumps of Tape seagrasses most were cropped short, though I did see some with longish leaves (about 20cm).
Photos by others on this survey
Loh Kok Sheng
Some of the team also surveyed Cyrene on this low tide: Jialin Liu, Toh Chay Hoon.