On the last morning super low tide of the year, we return to our favourite shore!
The seagrass cover on Cyrene has grown very thin compared to the past. Despite this, I saw some furrows that look like they were made by feeding dugong in the seagrasses facing Pasir Panjang Container Terminals. Which I could only photograph well after sunrise. Fortunately Kelvin flew the drone can got a much better view of the extent of dugong feeding trails in the area.
Dec 2021 and Aug 2021.
Fluted giant clams that we missed on our last daylight survey here in Dec 2021. The ones I saw were about 30cm, 35cm plus a huge one at about 40cm.
There are still many Knobbly sea stars near the beacon, as well as a few on the shore facing the container terminal. I saw about 15.leathery soft corals of various kinds. And some flowery soft corals, some with tiny bright orange brittle stars. I didn't see any that were bleaching.barracuda and a large Copperband butterflyfish. The rest of the team saw pretty fish, cone snail, cushion stars, octopus and more. Jianlin observed blue bioluminescence! Other common reef animals were also seen.
Spoon seagrass and other shorter seagrasses. Tape seagrasses were few and far between, with cropped leaf blades.
Cake sand dollars, Common sea stars, Sand bubbler crabs and various worm signs.
Hairy green seaweed along the eastern waterline.
an industrial triangle and major shipping lanes, Cyrene has some of Singapore's most amazing shores.
More photos by others on the survey
Che Cheng Neo
Others on this survey: Jonathan Tan