I last surveyed this shore at the height of mass coral bleaching in Jul 2016.
This mostly rocky shore has lush seagrass meadows as well as scattered corals. Here's a video clip of what I saw today.
Boulder pore corals. Many were alright, some had dead patches, and a few were very pale.
Merulinid (previously Favid) corals. Most were alright. On my last survey, almost all of them were bleaching.
Sandpaper coral, one Anemone coral, many Small Goniopora corals, two Plate montipora corals and two Flowery disk corals. They were all alright.
Blue corals and some tiny clumps of Fine feathery soft corals.
Leathery soft corals of various kinds scattered on the reef flats. All of them were alright.
Frilly sea anmones and one Smooth frilly anemone. They were alright.
sponges of various kinds on the shore.
Banded bead anemones. Nick also found Pink-spotted bead anemones. There were tiny onch slugs and tiny crabs among the seaweeds growing on the high shore. I also saw a small cluster of Nest mussels.
Elegant lined flatworm, several Long black sea cucumbers, many Hairy crabs, one Top shell snail, many different snails on the rocks and a small hermit crabt that I've not seen before.
Nyireh laut which is Critically Endangered in Singapore and we probably have only about 7 trees on our shores. There is a big old mother tree here, as well as her daughter nearby. They are both alright.
Apr 2016 and Jul 2016, it looked fine, and today it is still ok. Thanks to Bian Tan for pointing out this young one to me. On the shore today, I saw another Nyireh laut sapling!
Apr 2016, the blue drums on the shore were removed, but those on the water were still there. Today, there were no drums on the water. The only sign of them is the large concrete block on the reef flat and part of a chain on the high shore.
Bryopsis green seaweed (mostly on the low shore) as well as a bloom of Bee hoon green seaweed (mostly on the high shore).
Spoon seagrass (small leaf blades) and near the seawall, some Sickle seagrass.
Others on this trip: Abel Yeo, Nicholas Yap.