As usual, I was on my usual rounds of looking high and low for the elusive
Galloping sea star (Stellaster equestris) on the Sentosa shore.
Lovenia heart urchins (Lovenia sp.)!
Circular mushroom coral (Family Fungiidae)! Shao Wei also saw it on her previous trip here. We don't usually see these corals on this shore in the past so this comes as a pleasant surprise.
Carnation coral (Pectinia sp.).
Needle seagrass (Halodule sp.) and the abundant Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis).
Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides) were also seen though I didn't have much time to see if there's any other living creatures on the blades of the seagrass.
Spotted moon crabs (Ashtoret lunaris) are very common on the shore especially during night time.
reef octopus on the sand and it looked plain and pale.
Frilly sea anemone (Phymanthus sp.) and Giant carpet anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea) embedded on the sand as they tend to be found on or among rocks. And I did notice that some parts did become sandier. Could it be that the sand shifted in and surrounded these two nems?
Cake sand dollars (Arachnoides placenta) are still around. But the Common sea stars (Archaster typicus) were not found.
Montiopora corals (Montipora sp.) are still there but not in its usual large patch as seen in the past. Hope that the remaining ones will survive!