The hermit crab had a Big hermit-hitching anemone stuck on the shell that it was occupying.
Spoon seagrass. On the left is the feathery feeding tentacles of a buried Ball sea cucumber. On the right is an orange Cerianthid, ringed by the delicate feathery furls of Phoronid worms that live with the Cerianthid. As usual, there are a lot more Cerianthids here than other Changi shores.
Ball flowery soft coral.
white snapping shrimp that only lives in these soft corals
swimming crabs of various kinds. I also saw some Tiger anemones, and various other burrowing sea anemones.
Straw tube worm peeking out of its tube.
Big-head seagrass octopuses. They were rather small but active. Pei Yan saw one carrying eggs!
Slender sea pens that were sticking out of the ground. Next to this one was a buried Orange sea cucumber. I also saw a few flowery sea pens and Spiky sea pens and one Sea pencil. There were also some Thorny sea cucumbers and many more Warty pink sea cucumbers. Pei Yan found a Sea apple sea cucumber.
Spearer mantis shrimp scooted around in the murky water. I saw many tiny and some large Biscuit stars, a few sand stars. But we didn't see any other special sea stars.
Geographic sea hares and their pink 'bee hoon'-like egg strings. I also saw one Calf moon snail and some small Fan clams. There were many large Haddon's carpet anemones and many of them had a pair of the usual anemone shrimps.
sea fans. I also didn't see any large mats of Nest mussels or any Fern seagrass. None of us saw an Estuarine seahorse, although we did see a lot of Seagrass pipefishes.
It was a short low tide and as the sun rose, the tide turned.
Posts by others on this trip
- Heng Pei Yan on facebook and on her blog.
- Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.
- Wu Bokai on facebook.
- Jianlin Liu on facebook.