Totally unexpected (and beyond the predictions of weather forecast), the heavens poured throughout the night and it affected our trip this morning. Despite trying to handle the DSLR camera, umbrella and torch together in the rain so as to explore another stretch of Changi shore, we still found many exciting creatures.
Looks like we will keep the doctors away for a few days because we saw more than one! Caught the joke? :)
Sea apple sea cucumber (Pseudocolochirus violaceaus) found on the shore. Though pretty and brightly coloured, these sea cucumbers are extremely toxic when placed in an aquarium or tank.
Cake sea star (Anthenea aspera) was found but this is a lovely one with pretty yellow tips on their arms.
the Luidia sand star (probably Luidia hardwicki). This fellow was injured and it seemed a bit sickly, maybe from the rain.
Biscuit sea stars (Goniodiscaster scaber) and Cake sea stars (Anthenea aspera).
spindle cowrie (Family Ovulidae) was found on the above yellow sea fan! The mantle is speckled with pretty dots and spots.
Calf moon snails (Natica vitellus) on this stretch of shore. I totally missed out the weird anemone seen in this photo at the bottom lefthand corner!
Ball flowery soft corals are still around!
Tiger anemones. It has lots of raised bumps with a pink dot each along its body column. We cannot ascertain the identity though.
Seagrass octopuses despite the rain! Sadly as you can see, our shores are quite badly littered and thus a photo of a snack wrapper in this photo.
Estuarine seahorses (Hippocampus kuda) as well!
Beige sea cucumber.