Had been here twice but never once have I stopped to observe this shore.
Today I took a closer look at this marvelous part of Sentosa.
The hairy green seaweed (Bryopsis sp.) greeted us when we reached the shore. It was everywhere.
On an early morning the crabs are out feeding. The flower crabs (Portunus pelagicus) are very active today.
|Flower crab 1|
|Flower crab 2|
|Blue-spined swimming crab|
|Spotted moon crab|
|Hairy crab 1 (Hiding in its hole)|
|Hairy crab 2 (Feeding in a sheltered area)|
|Hairy crab 3 (Exposing only a few legs)|
|Hairy crab 4 (Out feeding)|
A worm was swimming on the water surface and it burrowed among the seaweeds when it sensed my presence. I only managed to take a picture of the worm burrowing. It looks like a young giant reef worm (Eunice aphroditois) to me.
|Young giant reef worm?|
|Red nose shrimp|
I think I saw a coral ghost shrimp (Glypturus sp.). While looking at a rather large shrimp hole, I briefly saw 2 orange coloured pincers and for a moment I thought it was a lobster. The animal was very shy and it never appear out of the hole even after a long wait. Unfortunately, the reaction of the animal was too swift for me to swing my camera into picture taking mode.
Ria found a large nudibranch. It is about 10 cm long. It is the spotted foot nudibranch (Discodoris lilacina)
|Attempting to make a run|
|Pearl conch, aka Gong-gong, with its eggs?|
|Cake sand dollar|
|Giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea)|
|Plain frilly anemone (closed)|
|Plain frilly anemone (Phymanthus sp.)|
|Banded frilly anemone (Phymanthus sp.)|
|Button zoanthid (Zoanthus sp.)|
|Blue spatula sponge (Lamellodysidea herbacea)|
|Branching pore coral?|
|Favid coral (Family Faviidae)|
|Blue jorunna sponge (Neopetrosia sp.)|
|Omelette leathery coral (Sacrophyton sp.)|
I shall end of with a simple landscape image taken at the shore.