Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sea fan garden at Changi

Beyond the murky waters of Changi, one would be able to catch a glimpse of the colourful sea fan garden during super low spring tide! On 30 April 2017, I visited a stretch of Changi that I've not surveyed for years.

Other than having the joy of finding high abundance of sea fans, we also enjoyed a lovely sunrise, finds of commensals on the sea fans and other interesting critters such as the Sea Apple sea cucumber and the Armored sea cucumber.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

New snail find at Kusu Island!

We visited Kusu Island on 29 April 2017 and checked out the reefs. Am glad to see many of the corals survived the bleaching period last year and that the reef is still thick at Kusu.

Many fantastic finds such as featherstars, many heart urchins emerging from the sand at the lagoon and my first sighting of the Marlinspike Auger Snail (Oxymeris maculata)!

Friday, April 28, 2017

First predawn at Tanah Merah shore

It's our first predawn low tide trip this year and on 28 April 2017 we visited Tanah Merah shore. The first exciting find of the trip would be the stonefish!

I later also chanced upon a Knobbly sea star. The corals are still ok though some are dying or dead due to the previous round of coral bleaching. The seagrasses invaded upstream of the canal where we also found tiny white sea urchins and other interesting finds.

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