The weather changed very quickly. After the heavy shower, it drizzled for a while before the sun came out.
What makes this shore special is the sea fan sticking out from the shallow murky water during low tide. They come in a variety of colour and sizes.
|Bending orange sea fan, probably dur to its weight with low tide.|
|Orange and red sea fans sticking out.|
|Red sea fan covered with seaweed.|
|Orange sea cucumber|
|Thorny sea cucumber (Colochirus quandrangularis)|
|Ball sea cucumber|
|Pink warty sea cucumber (Cercodemas anceps)|
|Smooth sea cucumber|
Hiding in an opened bivalve was a thunder crab (Myomenippe hardwickii). Some people refer them as stone crab. It looks very comfortable sitting inside the clam and does not seem to be in the need to move out of this space.
|Stone or Thunder crab|
|Clearer dorsal view, in a container|
|Large seagrass octopus|
|Looks rather comfortable despite being stranded|
|Scary looking eye|
|Hairy sea hare|
|Plain sand star (Astropecten sp.)|
|Painted sand star|
More about isopoda can be found here. This isopod has been feeding on green food, which provides the green colouring on it.
|Isopod on the leave.|
|Mouth of the fireworm|
|Dorsal view of the mouth|
It was a pity that I did not get to see the dugong feeding trail, which the rest of the teammates saw.
Posts by others on this trip:
Kok Sheng - Sea fan garden and evidence of dugong at Changi
Ria Tan - Dugong signs on Changi with sea fan garden