It's great to be back on our shores again! Woohoo! :)
I was injured (and hurt my old injury again) the whole of last week and thus was stuck at home while the others checked out many shores during the super lows. Being handicapped is really challenging man... Thank God that I am recovering well and therefore managed to "sneak" out of the house with three awesome friends (Ron, James Choi and Yikang) on a Saturday rainy morning.
Feather star (Order Comatulida) on the rocky shore. Crinoids are quite commonly sighted among the murky shores of Changi.
Hypselodoris nudibranch (probably Hypselodoris infucata) are frequently on this shore and it seems to be in season for now! We saw many of them during this trip. However, we did not come across any Hypselodoris kanga which I very much hope to see one day.
Blue-spotted flatworms (cf Pseudoceros indicus) found on rocks and pillars. I also saw one wrapped around the Yellow clustered ascidians (Eudistoma sp.) which could be in the action of eating them.
Ovum cowrie (Cypraea ovum) were seen below and above rocks.
Hoof-shield limpets (Scutus sp.) are not as common found as the cowries elsewhere.
Crown sea star (Asterina coronata) tends to hide underneath rocks or boulders. The mottled coloration blends in quite well with the surrounding.
Estuarine moray eels (Gymnothorax tile) underneath another rock. They were stranded out of water during the low tide period and quickly wiggled their way into the water after the rock was lifted up.
Stone crabs (Myomenippe hardwicki). They can be sighted at different parts and crevices of the rocky shore.
Black sea urchin (Temnopleurus toreumaticus).
Ria's trip to this shore earlier this week, I also found a coil of nudibranch egg ribbon on the Orange sea cucumber. It's quite interesting to see such an occurence.
nest mussels (Musculista senhousia). Some of the usual marine critters settled on top of this layer of mussel bed such as this Swimming anemone (Boloceroides mcmurrichi).
Sea fans (Order Gorgonacea) that line the lower edge of the shore.
Thanks again to the trio for making this trip possible. Nature therapy does help haha. I'll rest and recover completely for the next season of lows! Watch this space for more adventure. :-)
More photos of the trip here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koksheng/archives/date-taken/2012/06/09/